Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Plymouth Grove

Plymouth Grove was the home of Elizabeth Gaskell, the author of Cranford as well as many other 19th century books.

The house was built prior to the Gaskell family renting it but it has been restored and furnished in the style of their time and the paint and wallpaper was carefully researched from the layers of paint remaining on the door frames and fragments of paper hidden for years under painted woodchip.
 Our guided tour was done by Frank Galvin, who although now retired, was once the Stockport museum curator who worked on Staircase House and a friend to the Trust.

Most of the items in the house are there for you to touch and the tearoom in the basement added to a very pleasant trip out.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Word, Art and Creative Collaberation

Stockport Thru & Fru

Do you have a story to tell?
Have you ever said to yourself
“Someone should write about my life.”

Ever wanted to see your life in print?

We are looking for Stockport residents with unique, real life stories who want to share their experiences.

Supernatural – Dramatic – Unbelievable – Life or Death
All genres welcome.

The opportunity is open to all.

It doesn't matter who you are
 just as long as you are a Stockport resident
describing a real life event.

“But how, I'm not a writer?”

Stockport Thru & Fru is a creative project designed to showcase local people and their stories. A Stockport writer will meet with each participant. You tell the tale, the writer writes it.

To be considered for the project, please email with a brief description of your story and why it should be used. No more than 200 words please.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Jim Clare's wake - Arden Arms - 17th February 2015

Jim Clare's wake pics from The Arden Arms, 17th February 2015.
Jim's wife Margaret unveiled a large framed photograph of Jim, taken by Jim Birch.
His photo will be permanently on display in the Arden Arms, above the seat where Jim had sat on Tuesday and Fridays after the Stockport Heritage Centre in St. Mary's Church closed at 3.30.