Sunday, December 09, 2012

What the Dickens Happened in Stockport

It was Stockport's Christmas Market on Sat 8th Dec. and the Heritage Trust were out in all their glory.
 14 costumed characters included Mr. Pickwick and Mrs. Gamp who read from a Christmas Carol and Pickwick Papers, in the dungeon, under the watchful eye of our gaoler.

Bill Roach came to sign copies of his book at Isis, on Mealhouse Brow and the town cryer, with his able assistant anounced to all the town, the entertainments and activities going on around the Market and Underbanks.

There were choirs, bands and singers positioned around the town with street entertainers including the Plaza Youth who were a great success with their songs from Oliver and Annie.

Councillor Iain Roberts was put in the stocks and many an adult had to try adding in 'old money' on the roll-a-penny game to save face in front of their children.