Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Summer Heritage Magazine

The Latest Heritage Magazine is out now!!

Stockport Heritage Magazine is 20 years old this year and sells around 4,000 copies across the borough and around the world.

This latest issues has stories of life in working class Stockport, children's favourite sweets, once made in the borough, memories of Reddish, camping at Lyme Park, the village of Hatherlow and Victorian treasures found at the workhouse, to mention but a few.

You can also find updates about what is happening to Marple's Blue Plaque, Oldknow's House and the Rostron Brow development.

It is packed with articles, pictures and letters and well worth £2.40, if you can't find where to get your copy ring the editor on 01663719129

Click here to see our new magazine web site.

Summer BBQ

The summer BBQ, hosted by Angie and Ken Kenrick at St. Thomas rectory, was a splendid success.

The weather was fine for most of the afternoon and there was plenty of food and drink for all.

Croquet and Quoits on the lawn added to the fun.

A big thank you to the Kenricks for a super day.

Friday, July 13, 2007

The Final Tally

The final tally for the "Round Stockport Walk" was £769.53

and a smiling welcome greeted Kevin as he handed it over.

He would like to thank everyone who took part, contributed and supported him in any way at all.

The walk was dedicated to the memory of Bill Hoad our late Treasurer.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

A Vision for Stockport

On Wednesday 4th July, Trust members were invited and attended the first stage of the consultation process over the Bridgefield Development.

The developer, Lend Lease Ltd., with the Council seem to be very conscious of involving interested local groups in this new development project.

It certainly made a positive impact to the assembled representatives when the Power Point display included pictures and plans of old Stockport which the developer is using so that the new work complements the town, both old and new.

Needless to say the Trust will be taking a proactive role in further consultation meetings as this area between Prince's Street and the M60 is seen to be a crucial and sensitive part of the town.

A Busy Weekend

What a busy weekend Trust members had on June 30th and July 1st.
With a stall at Staircase House, as part of their first Medieval Fair and the following day at the Marple Locks Festival, dodging the rain.
We were just glad that people turned out and all seemed to be enjoying it.
Kevin did two guided walks for the Trust, from the Lime Kilns down to the Aqueduct.
Anyone wishing to buy a copy of this Heritage Walk, they are on sale in the Heritage Centre St. Mary's Church for £2 each.