The first Loyalists v Radicals walks took place on Saturday 23rd February 2019 to commemorate the Sandy Brow meeting in Stockport 200 years ago. it was a glorious sunny day and over 50 people joined us including the deputy mayoress, Wendy Meikle.
Placards were carried that had been made in a workshop held in the heritage library the previous Tuesday and a large cloth banner proclaimed the purpose of the occasion. The walk started at Lancashire Bridge and followed a route along Bridge Street, Great Underbank, Little Underbank, Mealhouse Brow, the Market Place, Churchgate, Wellington Street, Piccadilly, Edward Street to the site of the old windmill in Millbrookl Street. Then everyone visited the War Memorial Art Gallery for refreshments.
A leaflet for a self-guided walk has been produced jointly between the trust and the heritage library and is available from the heritage centre and all library and museum outlets.
For more information about Stockport’s role in the run-up to Peterloo, follow this link https://gmstories.org/2019/01/02/early-radicalism-in-stockport/