Wednesday, March 23, 2011


The spring 2011 issue of the Stockport Heritage Magazine, is in the shops this week.

Read about -
The Staircase Stitchers
St. Joseph's & Bishop Brown's School
The earliest Dissenter's Chapel
A Ghostly house in Underbank
A famous Stockport Admiral
Growing up in Reddish
Filming in Stockport
Rebel or reformer
What's happening in Marple
Visiting Romiley

Including letters and book reviews.

Get your copy soon.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Heritage Centre Shop

Stockport Heritage Centre, in St. Mary's Church, have the biggest array of local history books in the borough. Open market days 11am to 3pm.

Stockport Market - A Walk Through History - £7
Stockport Train Crash - 1948 in the fog - £6
Memories of an Offerton Lad - £8
Stockport Sport - £9.99
Tin Brook - £8.99
The Legacy of Richard de Vernon - £5
Reddish Remembered - £4
Reddish Newtown - £6.50
Cheadle - £8
Stockport a History & Guide - £14.99
Marple Through Time - £12.99
70's Teenager - £7.99
Rivers under Your Feet - £5
Shadows - £9.95
Derbyshire Cavemen - £14.99
These are not all, we also have 17 Heritage Walks around the Borough £2 each

Friday, March 11, 2011

Old Pictures of Stockport

Stockport is fortunate enough to have many old black and white photographs taken of its development over 130 years and many of them were made into postcards.

Stockport Heritage Centre has a huge collection of these photographs as well as class pictures from many of its schools, dating back to 1932.

Have we got the road where you grew up?

Come and have a look through our books, we are based in St. Mary's Church, Market Place and open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 11am - 3 pm.

Willow Grove Cemetery

The Friends of Stockport Cemeteries, is a very active group, who have been working hard on Willow Grove Cemetery in Reddish to make it more accessible to the public.

With the aid of grants and volunteers, they have laid paths, planed flower beds, put gravestones back up and produced two walks leaflets.

click the image to enlarge

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Memories of an Offerton lad

This book will have you splitting your sides.

Jim Clare was brought up in a family of eight children, around Offerton, Hall Street and Newbridge Lane. He went to St. Mary's State School and has spent many years collection class pictures from that school.

The book is full of anecdotes and funny stories, as is Jim himself, and anyone knowing him will understand how this book could not fail to be a big hit.

It is selling in the Heritage Centre and the Tourist Information Centre, in the Market Place, for £8.