Saturday, February 19, 2011

Macclesfield trip

First trip of the new year was to visit St. Micheal's Church in Macclesfield, where an amazing transformation has taken place in the last few years.

With the help of a steel and glass frame three internal rooms have been built one on top of the other.

The effect is stunning and in no way compromises the church and it's space.

Could this be done at St. Mary's? Thank you Jim Clare for organising the trip.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Hydro Power at Otterspool

A presentation was given on Saturday 5th February at the Hare & Hounds pub, showing the proposal for producing hydro-electricity by making use of the weir at Otterspool Bridge on Dooley Lane.

In spite of the weather, there was a good turn out, including Councilor's Ben and Shan Alexander and Andrew Stunnell, MP for Stockport South.

Shares in this project are being sold at £1 each, with a minimum of 250.

Anyone wishing more information contact Ben Alexander.

New Books

There are four new books on our shelves,

Water Under the Bridge - the story of Lancashire Bridge by Daphne Breen

Stockport Castle - a history of a 'defensive out crop' for 2,000 years - by Kevin Dranfield

A History Walk Around Brinnington - by Phil Rowbotham

A History Walk from Cheadle Heath to Mersey Square - by Pat Taylor

All are £2 and can be bought from the Stockport Heritage Centre St. Mary's Church, Market Place.

Pool Closure Campaign

Norris Bank Swimming Club are fighting to save their poll during this time of cuts.

A petition with 10,000 signatures has been collected to fight the closure of the Stockport School swimming pool.

Anyone wishing to help this group with their campaign can do so through their web site -