Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Super Clinic Shaw Heath

Anyone seeing the article in this week's Stockport Express about a new NHS clinic on the St. Thomas Hospital site, might be a little confused as to how this fits in with the old Workhouse.

The old St. Thomas Hospital site is now divided by a continuation of Royal George St. which separates the site owned by Stockport College, on the right, containing the beautifully restored workhouse buildings, from the site on the left, which is still owned by the Health Authority, who have been planning to redeveloped this site for some time.

Dan Bank update

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The Oldknow stones, dating back to the building of his turnpike around 1800.

All credit for the identification and preservation of these stones must go to Ray Preston, one of our Trust members.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Stockport Heitage Magazine Winter 2009

The latest Magazine will be in the shops for December.

It contains stories about -

A Reddish swimming champion.
Railways of Heaton Mersey
The early day of sport in Stockport
Growing up in Portwood
Buildings at risk
Prehistoric Mellor
100 years of Guiding in Cheadle
Poynton coal pits
Marple's Mill of Misery

and much, much more.

Heritage Magazine Index

At last the magazine has an index that includes all issues from 1 - 74
It is in CD Rom format and very easy to use.

If you are looking for information about an area of Stockport or interested in Stopfordian's memories of growing up with two wars and wish to find an article in the back copies, or maybe remember seeing a picture in one of the magazines and cannot find it, this Index is the answer.

It cost £4 from the Heritage Centre in St. Mary's Church in the Market Place or can be ordered from Coral Dranfield at with 95p P & P added.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Victorian Market 2009

The Victorian Market was a great success this year. The Council pulled out all the stops to make it a fun filled day, with free entertainments, and warming mulled wine and mince pies. The Heritage Trust turned out in numbers and in costume to add to the Victorian atmosphere of the day. Our 'Roll a Penny' and 'Catch the Rat' games, gave much amusement and our Heritage stall did a roaring trade in Stockport Calendars as well as souvenirs and Christmas presents.