Thursday, September 20, 2012

Reddish Archaeological Dig 2012

From the 8th to 20th October the University of Salford will be conducting an archaeological excavation at the site of Wood Hall in Reddish Vale.
From the Reddish Vale website:

"Wood Hall was the centre of an ancient freehold estate in Reddish, situated on high ground on the western edge of the Tame valley. ‘Wode Hall’ is documented in 1501/2, at which date it was owned by the Wood family. They owned land in Reddish in 1314 when there is mention of Henry del Wood, implying that there was a hall here by that date. It is likely that the Wood family took their name from the place which was itself named after an area of woodland. 19th-century maps show the hall set within a roughly oval area, which is suggestive of a small medieval assart or enclosure, reclaimed from woodland or waste."

On the Open Day - Saturday 20th October - people will have the opportunity to take part in guided tours of the site and there will be site based activities such as family history, crafts stalls and a small trench where children with their parents can have a go at excavations.

Members of the public are also welcome to help with excavation on other days, by prior arrangement with Brian Grimsditch. Heritage Trust members will be following progress of the dig with interest.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Heaton Moor Historical Society

   The date of the next Heaton Moor Historical Society talk in the Plough will be on Thursday 27th September, at 7.30 p.m.
Clyde Raine will be giving us a talk on architecture :
Art deco in Stockport and in the city.
On the 8th November Kevin Dranfield from Stockport Heritage will be giving a talk on 'Wellington Road, the World's first bypass'. 

Talks are on Thursdays every 2 months at the Plough, Heaton Moor and start at 7.30 prompt; there is usually no charge.

Hope you can join us.
   Kind regards,
Phil ................
07752 368308

Romiley Station 150 Years Old

A commemorative plaque was unveiled at Romiley Station by Andrew Stunell MP, on Saturday 8th Sep,  to celebrate 150 years of the railway line.

Also present were Stockport's Mayor and Mayoress Wendy and Claire Meikle and on behalf of the Heritage Trust, John Bardsley.

There was fun and entertainments for all the family, not to mention cake.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

New Heritage Centre Open Day

The new Heritage Centre on bridge Street Brow had its official opening day on Sat 1st Sep.
A number of local Councilors came along to see us, as well as Stockport's MP Anne Coffey.
With free refreshments for all our visitors the day was an enjoyable one.