Monday, June 25, 2007

Davenport History Booklet

A 32 page booklet has been produced on the history of Davenport Station to commemorate the recent 150th anniversary of the line.

It sells for £2 at the two charity shops in Davenport and at the station booking office.

If anyone would like one and is not able to get hold of a copy please email

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Round Stockport Charity Walk

All money raised is for the Christie Hospital.

The walk has begun!
Kevin and Danny set off from the Crown in Heaton Mersey at 1 pm. today.
They walked the first section of the Round Stockport Walk, finishing at the Davenport Arms at 4.30 pm.
Unfortunately the pub was shut! Hence the bottle of water. Over £50 raised on the first day.
Tomorrow they start from the Davenport Arms in Woodford at 7 pm to walk to the Robin Hood on the A6 High Lane.

Come and join them!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

150th Anniversery

Saturday 9th June was exactly 150 to the day that the Stockport to Whaley Bridge railway line opened.

The sun shone on a smiling group of Trust members who dressed for the occasion.

joined by the British Transport Police and the Hazel Grove model Railway Society

Monday, June 11, 2007

Plaza Blue Plaque Launch

Wednesday 6th of June was a big day for the Trust, the unveiling of a fourth Blue Plaque and the launch of the town's first Blue Plaque Guide.

The Heritage Trust, the Council and Stockport Express were all congratulated by the Worshipful Mayor June Somekh for having worked together to achieve such a momentous undertaking.

The Guide produced by Phil Rowbotham of the Trust is available free of charge from the Tourist Information Centre and can also be supplied in large print, Braille and audio versions. It is hoped that this will bring visitors into Stockport to view our varied history.

The Plaque could not be secured permanently onto the Plaza's facade as permission for listed buildings is a more complicated affair, but should be in place by the end of the Month.

A cake to commemorate the occasion was cut by Frank Galvin and the Plaza staff provided a most excellent buffet.

Four other Blue Plaques were on display and are yet to be put up, for Rostron's Brow, The Bulls Head, St. Petersgate Bridge and Houldsworth Working Men's Club

Kevin Dranfield and Phil Rowbotham, from the Trust have worked closely with Paul Mason and Fiona Bullock from the Council to make the whole thing possible.