Monday, September 28, 2009

Mushroom Hunt

In spite of the weather, and a poor turn out, the 'Mushroom Hunt' was a great success.

With a 2 hour walk through the Goyt Valley ending at the Shady Oak for lunch, it was easy to forget why we were there.

Only armed with cameras and a mushroom book, we hunted and walked and hunted some more, turning up some beautiful specimens.

Thank you Steve Cliffe for suggesting a route for us.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Heritage Open Days 2009

This year's Heritage Open Days were blessed with the best possible weather for the time of year, which added to what was a full menu of walks, talks and a welcome to all who had never visited the Heritage Centre before.

A new walk around St. Mary's graveyard, by Jill Trumble, went down very well and could have been filled three time over.

A big thank you to everyone who put in the work to make this an enjoyable four days.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Heritage Centre's 10th Birthday

Stockport Heritage Trust celebrated it's 10th birthday on Sat 5th September with an unveiling ceremony. Ann Coffey, Member of Parliament for Stockport, officially presented St. Mary's Church with a new noticeboard, paid for by the Trust to commemorate their ten year partnership.

The celebrations continued inside the church where she also opened the new 1939 exhibition "The Outbreak of War".

The evening celebrations were held in St. Andrew's Church Hall were Iain Maclean and Roger Scoones both spoke briefly about how the Heritage Centre came about and what it has meant to both organizations, working together.

To view Iain's speech click on the link below.
Iain's speech