Friday, July 23, 2010
John Bardsley took a group on a very pleasant walk around Romiley and Greave on Wed. evening.
They were shown many interesting buildings, told of local celebrities and viewed old registers and log books from the 1914 Romiley Junior School.
John's vast knowledge of the area and it's history made for an extremely interesting and informative walk. Thank you john.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
The Summer issue of Stockport Heritage Magazine is in the shops this week and it's as good as ever.
The Royal Air Force in Stockport
The Pied Piper of Heaton Mersey
A Tribute to Woodford
750 years of Stockport Market
Memories of Abney Hall
Bramall Park investigations.
I'm not giving it all away, you will have to buy the book, and but one for a friend as well.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Friends of Stockport Cemeteries
Invite Stockport Heritage Trust members to a
Celebration at Willow Grove Cemetery Reddish
Sunday 29th August 2010
from 1pm until 4pm
The celebration is to officially open the new Heritage and Tree
Trail and acknowledge the partnership working with Stockport Council.
Please come along and join in our celebration.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Bishop Brown's Industrial School on High Street is part of a site being developed, by Johnnie Johnson Housing, into housing units similar to those in the old Citadel building. The shell of the old school is to be kept intact and many architectural features incorporated into the re-development.
It is planned to add the former Reform Club to the site also, this was recently used as Peaches Night Club and is in a very derelict condition at present.
Part of the site includes the Nonconformist graveyard which has been given an archeological investigation, revealing gravestones at different levels as well as many empty vaults. It is thought that the bodies were removed when the graveyard went out of use.
Another find is a possible medieval pit, showing habitation early on in this area.
Friday, July 02, 2010
Emergency repair work to the chancel arch in St. Mary's Church will begin next week - Monday 5th July.
the week for at least the next fortnight.
The Centre WILL BE OPEN ON SATURDAYS - 10TH & 17TH JULY as usual 11am - 3.30pm.
WILL BE UNAFFECTED,
Further updates will be posted as soon as we know what's going on...