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.