Monday, October 20, 2008

Dan Bank, October Update

The latest information from the Council concerning the repairs to Dan Bank include information about the 'Oldknow Stones'.

These are the original stones that formed a fence line to the turnpike road of 1801

It was due to members of the Trust that these old stones have been brought to the attention of the Council.

Click on the image to enlarge.

Gluttony & Drunkenness

The Stockport Food and Drink Festival was rounded of this year by a Scarecrow competition. All around the Market Place strange figures sprung up over night.

The winner was a headless horse man, complete with horse.
The Trust, keeping to the theme of food and drink, came a close second with Gluttony & Drunkenness.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Autumn Walk Down Reddish Vale

This year's Mersey Basin walk was around the picturesque Reddish Vale,
led by Kath Taylor, and assisted by Paula Rands and Kevin Dranfield.

Kath had gone to a great deal of trouble to give us a history tour of the Vale, starting as far back as the 17th century and progressing to the modern day.

The weather was perfect and the foliage exquisite. Thank you Kath for a very enjoyable trip out.

Anyone wishing to become a member of the Stockport Heritage Trust and find out more about the outing we organise, see the Trust website

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Progress in the Graveyard

The Logging of the graves in St. Mary's Church Yard is into it's second year and two members of the team recently gave a talk, to the Friends of Stockport Cemeteries, about there progress.

Starting with the north side of the church, they have devised a plan of all the gravestone locations, transcribed the text on them and photographed any interesting ones. The next stage was to enter all the information gathered into a database.

Having completed the north side, and the 'Secret Graveyard' they are now ready to start on the south side of the church.

As the upkeep of the graveyard requires volunteers and gardening tools, any offers of these would be welcomed.

More information can be obtained from the church, open on all market days.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Historic Food and Drink Walks

Friday October 3rd to Sunday 13th is Stockport's second Food and Drink Festival.

The Trust is offering two walks around the history of Stockport's food and drink industry.

Do you know where the mustard manufactory was? or Why there were no fish shops in Stockport before 1847?

If not it is not too late to sign up for a walk on Sat 4th or 11th Oct at 1 pm. book your free place at the Tourist Information Centre in Staircase House.