Thursday, August 21, 2008

Merseyway Exhibition

The Merseyway 20s - 80s Exhibition is now closed.

It was a huge success, there were between 400 & 500 people a day for 7 days. These included many children, teenagers who enjoyed trying on the vintage clothes, wheel chairs and even dogs.

There was a video show of old Stockport as well as many black & white photos of the Merseyway area before and during the building of the Merseyway Shopping Centre.

We had many once familiar, everyday items some of you will remember.

The two Blue Plaque guided walks, led by Kevin Dranfield, where also popular.
Congratulations to Angela Kenrick, who planned organised and executed the whole exhibition, with assistance from members of the Trust.
If you missed the Exhibition, call in and see us at the Heritage Centre in St. Mary's Church, in the Market Place instead and see the new 20s Exhibition in there.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Salvation Army Citadel

The Salvation Army Citadel is now looking very grand, with it's brand new structure, carefully grafted on behind. It houses 14 apartments which are to be sold on a part or full share basis, to help first time buyers get a foot on the ladder.

A group of guests were given a guided tour around the properties and when the finishing touches are complete, the scaffold will be taken down.

With original features used to enhance the internal design, the flats should not be empty long.

A very different building, to the one I photographed just a year ago.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Bridgefield Development Cancelled

The council announced this week that Lend Lease have pulled out of the £500million Bridgefield Development on the site between the motorway and Prince's Street.

Lend Lease were signed up as partners for the transformation of Stockport in 2006. This sudden decision to pull out is blamed on the down turn in the economy.
For more information see Stockport Express

Monday, August 04, 2008

Market Hall

The Market Hall is looking very smart with it's new outside opening stalls, and spacious interior.

The Market trades were moved over last week, and phase two of the redevelopment has begun.

The Grand Opening is expected to be on November 29th and there will be plenty to see and do at this Victorian themed event.