Friday, July 23, 2010

Romiley Walk

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

Summer 2010 Magazine Out Now

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
Stockport Carnival
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

Willow Grove Cemetery

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

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

Heritage Centre - Only Open Saturdays for 2 weeks!

Emergency repair work to the chancel arch in St. Mary's Church will begin next week - Monday 5th July.

As a consequence, due to severely limited access, the Heritage Centre will be closed throughout

the week for at least the next fortnight.

17TH JULY as usual 11am - 3.30pm.

The advertised walk on the 10th July, and talk in St. Mary's on 17th July


and continue as planned. The dungeon will also be open as planned on Saturday 10th.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but know that you will be as pleased as we are that the essential restoration work is finally taking place, ensuring St. Mary's is safe and preserved for future generations.

Further updates will be posted as soon as we know what's going on...