Rock Row is a very old Stockport road. It is also of historic significance to the town as this was one of the sites, in 1852, where the famous ‘Irish Riots’ took place. When I say famous, they got a two full page spread in the London Illustrated News.
For those who do not know where this picture is taken from today you would be standing in front of the Plaza, looking up towards St. Peter’s Square.
If you have looked for Rock Row lately you will find it has disappeared, to be replaced by Mersey Square signs. This error, the Heritage Trust are trying to rectify but it may take some time.
(Watch this space).