Tuesday, May 30, 2017

St. Mary's 200th Anniversary Exhibition


An exhibition celebrating the 200th anniversary of the re-building of the nave and tower of St. Mary's parish church in the Marketplace is to be held at the Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery on Greek Street. Starting on Saturday 17th June it will run until Saturday 8th July.  Jill Trumble will be giving a talk about the exhibition at 11am on Saturday 24th June, at the same venue.
The exhibition is being put together by the Council and Stockport Heritage Trust, and is being kindly sponsored by the Vernon Building Society.
Opening hours:
Tuesday - Friday  1pm - 5pm
Saturday  10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm
Monday  Closed
At the end of the exhibition period at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery, the exhibition will be moved to St. Mary's, where it will be on display until later in the year.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Stockport Dungeon Opening Times



Stockport Heritage Trust used to be key holders for the Stockport Dungeon which is owned by the Guinness Group. As we no longer hold the key, we have to apply to be allowed to open it on special occasions and one such will be the annual Classic Vehicle Show in the Market Place on Sunday 13th August.

As we have not yet got an agreement with Guinness we cannot guarantee it will be open but are hoping to be able to show people around between 10am and 4pm.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Frank Hamnett's 90th Birthday

Frank Hamnett celebrated his 90th birthday today at St. Mary's, along with his many many friends from the church, Stockport Heritage Trust and elsewhere. All tucked in to a buffet lunch that was provided, and friends old and new took the opportunity to wish Frank a happy birthday.

Frank is St. Mary's Churchwarden Emeritus, and has served the church well for a very long time!

                                Frank with Heritage Trust Chairman Tony Marsh

Monday, April 17, 2017

STOCKPORT HERITAGE MAGAZINE

The Spring issue 2017 of the Heritage Magazine is now in the shops.
It contains stories about -
The Underbanks' Medieval past
Heaton Chapel in 1904
St. Thomas' School
Law and Order
Battersby Hats
The 603 Club, Woodford
From Marple to the Mersey
House builders of Woodley
Strawberry Hill
and much more
including letters photographs
and updates.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Stockport Dungeon


Stockport Heritage Trust is no longer a key holder for the medieval dungeon on Mealhouse Brow, off the Market Place, Stockport and will not be able to open it as often as they have in the past.
The owners Guinness Partnership are allowing us to open on St. George's Day, 23rd April this year and we will be giving tours of the lower cell between 10am and 4pm.

Monday, January 30, 2017

£1.8 Million for the Underbanks

Heritage Trust members gather to help with the announcement that Stockport has been awarded £1.8 million pounds of Heritage Lottery money for upgrading and improving Little Underbank.

The Council has added to the grant with match funding so that Little Underbank can be regenerated and once more  be a vibrant and exciting shopping experience.


September this year will see the Trust concentrating on Little Underbank for their Heritage Open Day event, which promises to be entertaining and informative.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Walking Marple Lock




The people of Marple turned out in numbers to walk down into one of the 18th century locks while it is empty for important maintenance.

This rare chance was advertised well and today was the only day to get down into the empty lock and people queued for a chance to walk along the muddy bottom. Something to tell the Grandchildren.




Wednesday, January 18, 2017

WWI Centenary Talks

Texts and Violence:
Lent Talks marking the
Centenary of the Great
War
at
St George’s, Stockport
Wednesday 8th March, 7pm – The Poetry of the Great War
Dr Guy Cuthbertson, Liverpool Hope University
Wednesday 15th March, 8pm – Practical Christian Peacemaking
Mr Nick Taylor, Foundation 4 Peace
Wednesday 22nd March, 7pm – Holy War, Just War, and
Pacifism in the Bible: a discussion
Professor Philip Alexander, Manchester University
Wednesday 29th March, 7pm – The Battle of St Julien, and the
work of the Cheshire Regiment Association now
Mr Derek Sykes and Mr Paul Lomas, the Cheshire Regiment
Association
Wednesday 5th April, 7pm – English Religion in the Great War
The Revd Dr Alec Corio, St George’s, Stockport
For further details, please contact curate@stgeorgestockport.org.uk