Monday, July 23, 2012

Stockport Station Rail Show 2012

Today's beautiful, sunny day was perfect for the annual railway enthusiasts’ fair and this was reflected in the excellent turnout.

Held by Virgin Trains and Clic Sargent , a charity supporting children with cancer, the show started off with a visit from the Union of South Africa.

Representing Stockport Heritage Trust  were Emma; Sue; Coral; John; Paula and Kevin. Members donned their Sunday best for today's event.

Kevin Dranfield delivered, to a packed waiting room, his popular talk and slideshow about the fascinating history of Stockport's viaducts (yes, there are actually two separate viaducts - look closely and you will see the gap!)

As well as railway memorabilia and model stalls, local railway station friends groups were there, including Friends of Heaton Chapel Station and Friends of Reddish South.

From donations and the sale of books we were able to donate £40 to Clic Sargent.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Open Day at Mellor

Mellor Archaeological Trust held an open day at Shaw Cairn (the burial mound on Cobden Edge) over the weekend and an exhibition of finds at Shaw Farm near New Mills Golf Club.
On hand to answer questions were archaeologists with flints dating back to the Mesolithic hunter gatherers who used the site and Donald Reed, the man who identified the amber necklace as a find of special significance when the Bronze Age burial mound was being excavated. (pictured)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Stockport Heritage Magazine Summer 2012

The 2012 summer magazine is in the shops this week.
You can read about -

Recycling of Stockport pubs.
The Plaza's unique equipment.
Bombers over Stockport.
Iconic Head Gear.
Well Known in the hatting Trade.
 Stockport's Heritage Students.
 Edgeley's Cockeleshell Hero.
Reddish Pram Race.
Stockport Harriers and Athletic Club.
Wood Hall Dig.
Stockport Canal.
Cheadle Parish.
Marple Memorial Park.

Also book reviews and letters, news of the Heritage Trust and many more interesting facts.
If you know a newsagent that is willing to sell it, please contact the Editor 01663719129.