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Clearing out my loft this week I came across a copy of the Stockport Times East from 29th July 2004 – just over a decade ago. It makes interesting reading! The main story is “Armed girl gang lay in wait for female victims” – the gang robbed two other girls at knifepoint in Bredbury. Armed […]

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Cheadle Civic Society launch photograph archive

by Lib Dem team on 15 October, 2014

From Cheadle Civic Society: See the Civic Society’s new photograph archive here. Photographic history of Cheadle The Cheadle Civic Society has digitised its entire collection of approximately 800 ar­chive photographs and has now uploaded these online to provide a revealing insight into Cheadle history. The rare photographs cover 130 years, dating back to the 1860s […]

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Gatley’s Men of the Memorial ‘Live’ Again

by Lib Dem team on 26 July, 2014

From Gatley Village Partnership: There are 17 names on the Gatley War Memorial – Gatley men who gave their lives in the first World War, ​100 years ago.​ Gatley Village Partnership (GVP) wants these men to be remembered and for everyone to know about them. ​With the help of with local historian John Hartley we […]

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Stockport Museum searching for WWI stories and objects

by Lib Dem team on 7 February, 2014

Your Museum Needs You  Stockport Story Museum is searching for stories and objects from World War One for a new exhibition. The exhibition will tell the story of World War One through the eyes of people from Stockport, using diaries, letters, scrapbooks, newspaper articles and photographs. Curators are keen to include stories of local people […]

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The making of Walter Stansby Memorial Park

by Lib Dem team on 28 November, 2013

The story of Walter Stansby Memorial Park is now on You Tube. I love this for a few reasons – it shows how the park went from unkempt waste ground to what we’ve got today, it shows Gatley in it’s recent past – around 1996 and there are lots of people in the video to […]

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A visit beneath Merseyway

by Lib Dem team on 19 November, 2013

Back in 1935 the good people of Stockport decide to build a road over the River Mersey through the town centre, to relieve traffic on Chestergate and Princes Street. At the time the river was badly polluted and that section ran between the backs of factories and warehouses, so much as it might seem like […]

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From 1927 to the mid-1930s Manchester and Stockport vied to take over Cheadle & Gatley Urban District Council (covering Cheadle, Gatley, Heald Green and part of Cheadle Hulme).  At the time the area had the fastest-growing population in Greater Manchester. First Manchester, then Stockport too, were keen to get their hands on the area.  Rival […]

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Stockport Heritage Open Day, 14th September 2013

by Lib Dem team on 2 September, 2013

Saturday 14th September is the ideal day to find out more about Stockport’s rich heritage and have a great time in the historic town too.

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Gatley historian’s WWI book available on Amazon

by Lib Dem team on 26 August, 2013

Gatley military historian John Hartley’s book about the 17th Manchesters batallion and the men who served in it during the Great War is now for sale on Amazon – you can see and buy it here. John’s grandfather served with the battalion – the second of the Manchester Pals units. It was formed at the […]

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