Thursday, March 27, 2008

Bury Trip

The trip to Bury was well attended, and in spite of the cold everyone had a good time.

With a ride on the East Lancs steam railway, the group then separated and some went to the end of the line, while others took a look around Ramsbottom. Meeting up again for a very fruitful meander around the famous Bury Market.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Staircase Stitchers - Work Progressing on the Bed Hangings

There was an excellent opportunity on Wednesday to view the work so far on the crewel work bed hangings in Staircase House. As the curtain had to be rolled on to work further up, cameras appeared from many stitchers to capture the full length before it was rolled up on the frame again.

The left hand side of the curtain...

...the middle of the curtain...

...and the right hand side.

The Stitchers (originally funded by Stockport Heritage Trust) have several different projects, which can be viewed on our website.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Dan Bank Marple

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What is happening on Dan Bank, Marple. If you are a resident of Marple you will probably have received a newsletter explaining the timescales and work expected to take place to stabilise Dan Bank, over the next four years.

The Trust is still concerned as to the future of Oldknow's stones, and are liaising with the Council's Heritage Officers to make sure that they will be protected or moved to a safer and more visible area.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Digging up the Past in Mellor

This year's Heritage Afternoon Talk was the story of the Mellor Archaeological Dig.

There were three speakers each giving a different angle, the history, what has been found and the importance of this site nation wide.

The was in St. Mary's Church in the Market Place, and the money taken on the door was shared between the Stockport Heritage Trust and St. Mary's Church.

Thank you to Paula Rands, Anne Hearle and Frank Galvin for a very interesting talk as well as Kath Taylor and the Trust volunteers for organising it.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A Taste of Stockport

The launch of a new brochure by the tourism team, will be distributed far and near, in an effort to promote Stockport, and who should be on one of the leaflets but our own Town Crier, Jim Clare.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Market Hall Redevelopment

After work has been going on for some time on removing the old stalls inside the northern end of the Market Hall, it was time to remove the floor covering.

Archaeologists were soon brought onto the site, when it was thought that evidence of foundations had been uncovered. These did not correspond to any known maps or plans and have the experts scratching their heads.
Trust members Alan Burgess, Steve Cliffe and Jim Clare, view the site.