Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Staircase Stitchers Work on Display

Beautiful Embroidery Now on Show to the Public!

After four years of stitching, the crewel work bed hangings, bedcover and monochrome pillow cases are finally gracing the replica 17th century bed (donated by the Trust) in Staircase House.

The Mayor of Stoockport cut a ribbon across the bed chamber doorway, allowing the public to finally view the intricate work in situ.

The hangings and bedding will remain in place for you to view at any time.
The stitchers are diligently continuing with their work to produce 4 more hangings for the bed, and other beautiful items to add that 'lived-in' feel to Staircase House.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Heritage Magazine Spring 2010

Issue 75 of the Stockport Heritage Magazine will be in the shops this week. Don't miss it !!

It contains stories of : -

Protected buildings in Stockport
The great winter of 1947
Cheadle Royal's William Morris windows come home.
Bed hangings for Staircase House
Stockport Saving's Bank
The origins of Hatting in Stockport
Stockport Collage vision for the future
Christopher Isherwood, Marple novelist
A ramble around Woodbank with Jim Clare
Childhood in Reddish
History of Marple Lakes
Heroes of Reddish Newtown and plenty of interesting letters.

If there is a newsagent near you that does not sell the magazine, please let us know.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Gateway Markers Rejected

The Area Committee meeting on Thursday 4th March rejected all six applications for Gateway Markers, the sixth being an arch on Bridge Street, on the grounds that they were not appropriate for a conservation area. The Trust is now hoping to be included in future consultations to get archways and markers that will enhance the old town area, rather than clash with it.
Stockport Heritage Trust is opposed to the plans to put 5, six metre high, stainless steel towers on the roads leading into the historic Market Place and Underbanks.

The Trust does not consider these markers to be an appropriate material for the old town Conservation Area.

They are far too large, shiny, modern and do not indicate that they are welcoming you into the old part of Stockport.

In fact completely unsuitable for the job they were designed for.