Monday, December 23, 2013


Stockport Heritage Trust and all the volunteers at the St. Mary's Heritage Centre, would like to wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Presents

The Heritage Centre shop in St. Mary's Church has the widest selection of local history books in Stockport.

They range from our £2 series of which there are now 38 titles, to Peter Arrowsmith's ultimate history of Stockport for only £10, and many in between, all wonderful gifts.

We are open Tue, Thur, Fri & Sat 10.30 - 3.30pm right up to Christmas Eve.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Another One Bites the Dust

Another of Stockport's old buildings is no more.

As I understand the situation, this was a very unusual shop front as it had a first floor display window and this is why it has never been re-developed. I am only aware of one other in Stockport now.

I ask myself, "is it sometimes better to compromise on heritage rather than loose it all together".

Monday, October 28, 2013

St. Wilfrid's Day Fair

The weather may have put off the early risers but they made up for it in the afternoon.

With entertainments, story time, raffles and lots to see and do the St. Wilfrid's Day Fair got off to a good start in 2013 and we hope to make it grow each year.

The gurning competition in Stockport's dungeon was organised by Stockport Heritage Trust.

In spite of the quality of the entrants, Sean Downs had no trouble deciding who the two winner's should be.

Tony Marsh won the adult prize, a meal for two in the Arden Arms and Kayley Ebbrell won the children's, a £10 voucher for the Candy Shack sweet stall in the market.

Well done to Jo Lovell and her team for organising this great event.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Foodie Friday

Its a great way to kick off your Friday night before heading on to your favourite hostelry or just going for a bite to eat and a sneaky beer after a hard day at 'the office'. Foodie Friday will continue to be a regular event on the last Friday of every month and the beers and food will change accordingly over the seasons

Monday, September 16, 2013

Heritage Open Days 2013

This year's Heritage Open Day saw the centre of Stockport as one large venue, with 10 heritage sites and eleven retailers all taking part and offering something new, free or different, to the many, many visitors that came.

 Around 500 people came to see Stockport's Dungeon, there was also a guided tours under the Produce Hall, viewing of the old and unusual clock mechanism at Winter's.

Raffles at Mr. Simms and Celebration Cakes were  on offer, as well as free samples of beer at Robinson's and Victorian cordials in the Market Hall.

Our Fred Dibnah look-alike (Mike Kearon) gave the history of the Market Hall and the NatWest bank opened it's doors to a positive flood of visitor wishing to see two unique and amazing fireplaces.

 Our own Tony Marsh gave tours of St. Mary's Church and graveyard.

Ladies enjoyed Edwardian style sherry and cake at the Three Shires and everyone seemed to have a great time.

Heaton Moor Historical Society

Dear HMHS Supporters,                                 
                            The next Heaton Moor Historical Society meeting will be a short heritage walk  this week, on Thursday 19th September 2013, meeting outside Heaton Chapel station.starting at 6.30 p.m.  sharp.
                 This will be a mile long walk following the new  Heaton Moor Trail which I'll be pilotting and it will finish at the Council Offices in Moor Top near to the bus stop probably around 8 pm at a guess.       
                     All are welcome.                                     

Thursday, August 22, 2013

2014 - Stockport Colour Calendar

 Its that time of year again.

Look out for our 2014 Stockport Calendar
you can only get it from the St. Mary's Heritage Centre at present.

Still £6.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Rotary Lamplighters [Heatons] 1919-1939 Fashion Show at Heaton Moor Golf Club 11th July 2013