Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A Roman Chadkirk

This year's Chadkirk Festival included a Roman encampment complete with camp followers, who performed traditional North African dances.

The Trust had a number of stalls including a bran tub and Norman the Knight, who although shot a few hundred times over the two days, was still standing at the end of it.

Trust members were out in period costume to add to the entertainments.

Stalls, strawberries and cream and Marple Brass Band, were just a few things on offer and the weather put the finishing touches to an enjoyable Festival.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Heritage Magazine Summer / Autumn 2008

The latest Heritage Magazine is in the shops NOW !

With stories about -

Stockport's own Victorian pickpockets.

Working at the Advertiser.

Stockport was famous for dyeing.

A Stockport man in the Great War.

A Reddish pub has been rediscovered.

Our Own Police Force.

A Stockport girl made good.

A tribute to Edith Hinson.

Marple's Electric Depo.

And don't miss the Chadkirk Festival, Saturday and Sunday July 25th - 26th, at Chadkirk Chapel, 12 noon- 5 pm
shown on the front cover.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Town Hall Centenary Finale

The Town Hall Centenary Celebrations ended this evening with a Grand Finale and a most spectacular firework display.

Here's to another 100 years.

Monday, July 07, 2008

The Mayor's Charity Fun Day

The Town Hall Ballroom played host to the Mayor's Charity fun day on Saturday 5th July. There were many entertainments including a clown and juggler, Cheer Leaders and Stockport's Junior Brass Band.

Trust member's could be seen as usual in appropriate costumes for the period, in this case 1908 Edwardian.

A free film show was included, in the Council Chamber, for anyone wishing to take part, and the grand setting did justice to the grand occasion.

The stocks also made an appearance for anyone wishing to have their picture taken, 'doing penance'.