Friday, August 17, 2007

Walk Around Reddish

Paul Rand's Guided Walk around Reddish on Wednesday last was a great success.

Twenty four people turned out for a very interesting and informative walk around the history of the area.

We were told about the Saxon, Roman, as well as Georgian and Victorian times, the people and the places.

Thank you to Paula for a very enjoyable evening.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Chadkirk Medieval Festival - another perspective

Stockport's Heritage: Chadkirk Medieval Festival

The Chadkirk Festival this year was despite its limitations, because of the weather a great success. Stockport Heritage Volunteers worked very hard at the weekend event. I think particularly a good idea was the Bran Tub and hitting the knight with the arrow. This was a great success with the children, and a great addition for future years. Doreen did well selling Chairman Jim's Cloths, mind you she could sell coal to Newcastle. The bulletins on Trust Walks went very well, and seem a great money spinner.

Bradshawe's Plaque

Somerfield's new store is open in Marple and the Bradshawe Blue Plaque is back in place, looking very grand with a brand new coat of paint.

Lets hope it stays that way!

Chadkirk Medieval Festival

It was glorious weather and the crowds turned out to enjoy it.
In spite of the fact that the adjoining field was too wet for the 'Knight's in Battle' to camp there this year, there were still plenty of things to entertain the visitors.

Dancers in costume, a chain-saw sculpture of an owl, Circus Skills for the more adventurous and many stalls including our own Heritage Trust stall.

This year adding to the fun was a Bran Tub and a 'Shoot the Knight' game, where boys and girls alike tried their hand at shooting arrows at our brave knight.

The Trust was out in force as usual and many costumes could be seen around the field.
All in all a very successful weekend.