Friday, November 28, 2014

St. Mary's Parish Church-surviving gravestones

The Stockport Heritage Trust has produced a CD of the surviving gravestones at St Mary’s parish church, Stockport. There are four worksheets for area one, north, area two, east, area three, south and area four, internal and one for the plot plan of the graveyard.
On them are transcriptions of the stones and information about individuals taken from the parish records. The CD is available to view in the Heritage Centre at St Mary’s.
There are also copies in Manchester Central library, at N.C.F.H.S. contact Liz de Mercado at, and Stockport Heritage library.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Winter 2014 Heritage Magazine

The Winter Issue of the 
Stockport Heritage Magazine is out NOW!!
With all the usual features and letters, there are articles about-
Vikings in Stockport
Stockport's 17 hospitals in the Great War
Baker's Vaults
Words & Whistles
Christmas 100 years ago
Greg's mills
Marple Hall
The Home Front
and much, much more.

If you have trouble getting your copy contact the Editor at

Sunday, November 16, 2014

100 years Commemoration at Bramhall

 Ford's Lane Church in Bramhall began their commemoration with a walk to the war memorial, followed by a British Legion service.

After the walk back a WW11 lunch was provided with songs, hymns and a short remembrance day talk.

 A good number joined in on the day with authentic costumes and displays of WW1 posters and letters from the front, adding to the effect.

The Geurnsey Evacuees Reunion

 Gillian Mawson is pictured talking to the Mayor and our own 1940s expert, Angela Kenrick at the Guernsey Evacuees Reunion in St. Mary church on Sun 8th Nov.

 The Evacuees gather together occasionally to share memories and catch up on old times.

Many of the memories were recorded for posterity by the BBC and stalls displayed interesting facts including the kind of items the children would have carried in their very small suit cases. 
The crowd was entertained by a George Formby act with familiar songs and jokes and everyone seemed to enjoy the day.