Celebrating my 40th wedding anniversary this week made me realise that although I have lived here for 40 years, I have never looked at my home town of Stockport, 4 miles away. How shameful is that! :)
Where is Stockport?
Stockport is traditionally in Cheshire but was taken over by Manchester in the North West of England in the 1960's. Locals still regard ourselves as Cheshire though as we are south of the River Mersey.
It is about 7 miles East of Manchester airport.
The name is believed to derive from Stop ford, when there was a crossing of the River Mersey at this point.
Although Roman and Saxon coins have been found in the area, Stockport did not develop fully as a settlement until hundreds of years later.
Yesterday, I did a Heritage walk around Stockport Town Centre and I learned a lot about what was on my own door step. The walk was a free walk which I collected from Stockport Library. There are several trails but I chose the one which weaves around the Loyalist and Radical sites of the town.
Source Material ; Stockport Libraries
Photos are my own .