Covers a wide range of Stockport historical events, features, buildings etc.

Stockport Heritage Trail
Stockport Heritage Trail

The Stockport Heritage Trail leaflet is free but if bought through the website 75p is charged for postage. It follows a number of small brass plaques positioned around the town centre.

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Stockport’s Viaduct

The history of the building of Stockport’s twin viaducts, by Kevin Dranfield.

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Murders Most Foul in Stockport
Murders Most Foul in Stockport

A wife, a mother and a child all murdered in horrific circumstances, two by family and one by strangers.

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Stockport Castle
Stockport Castle

An in depth history of Stockport’s Castle, first documented in 1173  perched on Castel Hill and later rebuilt in stone.

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Crime & Punishment
Crime & Punishment

This £2 booklet gives a full discrition of the crimes and punishments expected in Stockport over the cenuties.

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Stockport Streets

Looking at the fascinating history behind Stockport’s streets and their sometimes strange origins, by Kevin Dranfield

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Frontline Stockport

The country had six lines of defence against the Germans possible invasion and one went through Stockport – by Kevin Dranfield.

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Paupers and Vagabonds

Covering the history of poverty in Stockport from the Black Death in 1348 to WWII – by Coral Dranfield.

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Reddish Remembered
Reddish Remembered

Reddish Remembered is a 50 page A4 book by John Condon, first published in 1982. It is full of fascinating history of Reddish with photographs and maps.

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Front cover of the book by Coral Dranfield
Inns & Outs of Stockport Taverns

An A4 black & white book with stories from the social side of some of Stockport’s old Inns and Taverns by Coral Dranfield.

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Junior History Hunt
Junior History Hunt

This is a free leaflet aimed at children from 7 to 17.
It allows the child to guide the adults around Stockport town centre and give a history tour. Postage £0.75

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Bramhall
Bramhall

Take a walk around the old places of note in Bramhall.

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Stockport’s Home Front
Stockport’s Home Front

This £2 booklet gives a look into what was happening at home during the Great War. Stockport people played their part in many ways.

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When Stockport Rocked
When Stockport Rocked

Beryl Lomas was one of the many teenagers who grow up in the 60s 70s with clubs, bands and dancing in Stockport. A number of the bands became famous at a later date. All this is remembered in this book.

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Discover Little Underbank

A look at Little Underbank and its people in the Victorian/Edwardian eras by Jill Trumble.

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Peterloo and the Stockport Radicals
Peterloo and the Stockport Radicals

Mainly based on eye witness reports this 44 page A4 book tells the story of Peterloo and how it affected the lives of the Stockport workers who attended.

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I Spy Stockport
I Spy Stockport

This children’s ‘I Spy’ book of Stockport has 39 pictures of places and things for them to locate and tick off. It will help them to look more closely at the town they live in.

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The Dungeon, the Devil & the Dark Side of Stockport
The Dungeon, the Devil & the Dark Side of Stockport

This book about death, danger and disease, highlights the darker side of Stockport with 107 illustrated pages of fascinating stories and facts. It also contains two maps to help locate the areas involved.

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Chadkirk Estate
Chadkirk Estate

A pleasant walk around Chadkirk and the surrounding area. Distance approximately two and a half miles

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St. Mary’s Graveyard Trail

Stories of some of the people buried at St. Mary’s church in the Market Place Stockport, by Jill Trumble.

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Wellington Road

Covering the history of travel through Stockport from Roman times to the building of the towns first by-pass – by Kevin Dranfield

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Water under the bridge

The history of the Lancashire Bridge from Medieval beginnings to the present day – by Daphne Breen.

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Rivers Under Your Feet
Rivers Under Your Feet

River’s Under Your Feet tells the story of Stockport’s first mills, run by water wheels and so many underground tunnels to suply them that the river Goyt was somtimes an empty channel.

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The History and Mystery of Loyalty Place
The History and Mystery of Loyalty Place

This £2 booklet has both attempted murder and mysterious spectors. A street that is now a parking space has a history that will amaze.

 

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Stockport’s Train Crash
Stockport’s Train Crash

This A4 black & white book looks in detail at the disastrous outcome of two trains colliding on Stockport viaduct and why five people died due to a thick smog.

 

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Stockport Old Town Walk
Stockport Old Town Walk

Jim Clare’s self guided walk book around the town centre of Stockport is full of interesting facts about it’s history and heritage.

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Discover the Underbanks. The Edwardian Days
Discover the Underbanks. The Edwardian Days

Find out who had which shops in Little Underbank, and what they were selling in 1910.

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A History of Stockport Breweries
A History of Stockport Breweries

This history of the major Stockport Breweries is full of facts and interesting stories, with plenty of illustrations. Good value for the price.

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A look at Stockport then and now
Stockport Through Time

Stockport Through Times is one of a series of books published by Amberley Publishing.  They use old postcards and corresponding new photographs to document the changes to Stockport over 100 years.

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Storm Over Stockport-the plug riots
Storm Over Stockport-the plug riots

A day etched deep into the history of industrial strife in Stockport, when a vast horde of strikers marched into town hell bent on closing down its manufacturing industry.

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Subterranean Stockport
Subterranean Stockport

This fascinating book as a combination of amazing photographs and exploration into historic water tunnels and caves, all accompanied by there history.

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Stockport a History
Stockport a History

Peter Arrowsmith’s book is the comprehensive history of Stockport and surrounding district. For the person with all the other history books. It has 300 pages filled with information and illustrations.

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The Stockport Riot of 1852
The Stockport Riot of 1852

The English and Irish of Stockport  were not good friends and on 29th July 1852 this became a war between the two sides. The events in Stockport attracted national attention leading to an inquiry and trials.

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The WW1 Memorials at St. Mary’s Church
The WW1 Memorials at St. Mary’s Church

This £2 booklet not only lists the memorials in St. Mary’s Church it also gives the stories of the people remembered there.

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The Dark Cloud
The Dark Cloud

Stockport life in the Great War. 1914 – 1918

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Rags to Riches – John Walthew
Rags to Riches – John Walthew

Born into poverty, John Walthew rose to be a leading philanthropist and Mayor of Stockport. Inspired by his blind daughter he established the Stockport Blind Institute, now known as Walthew House.

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A personal journey down Tin Brook

A look at the heritage following the Tin Brook and surrounding areas by Grace Collier.

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Pigs, Peasants & Pestilence
Pigs, Peasants & Pestilence

This book followes the growth of Stockport from the time of Domesday to the end of the 17th Century, through wars, famine and disease to a thriving commercial Market Town, long before the Industrial Revolution.

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Stockport Market
Stockport Market

This A4 black & white book has fascinating stories of the Market Place and the people that frequented it. With many rare old photographs.

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A history in colour and black & white.
Stockport Past & Present

Stockport Past & Present documents the changes to our town using  photographs from different periods, with brief descriptions .

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The Invasion of 1745 through Lancashire & Cheshire
The Invasion of 1745 through Lancashire & Cheshire

The attempted invasion by Scottish troupes in 1745, led by Bonnie Prince Charlie had a bigger effect on Stockport than you may have thought. This book is well researched and tells a fascinating story.

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The Four Heatons Through Time
The Four Heatons Through Time

Heaton Norris, Heaton Chapel, Heaton Moor and Heaton Mersey are all given a brief history in this book showing the changes that have taken place since 1900.

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Stockport in 50 Buildings
Stockport in 50 Buildings

Stockport in 50 Buildings is a full-colour book of 96 pages. It covers the whole Borough of Stockport from -Aqueduct to Armshouse, Mills to Moat, and Pubs to Plaza in an easy-to-read format.

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The Stockport Jewish Community
The Stockport Jewish Community

A well research look at the Jewish Community in Stockport from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 21st.

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A Castle in the Air – The history of Wycliffe Congregational Church
A Castle in the Air – The history of Wycliffe Congregational Church

This booklet traces the history of this grade II listed church, from a disagreement at the Tabernacle, through extensions in 1876 and 1902, to bomb damage during WWII – with a few of the notable characters who have shaped the building’s past.

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It wasn’t my fault Sir!

A humorous account of Jim Clare’s early life and adventures.

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Beatin the Bounds
Beatin the Bounds

Joshua Brown was the Superintendant of the Stockport Police Force from 1853-55. This 14 page booklet tells of the re-enactment of a medieval custom, tracking and beating the Stockport Township boundary markers.

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A Stockport Tale
A Stockport Tale

A Stockport Tale by A.E.Lomas, is an A4 book outlining a childhood growing up in Stockport from the 1920’s to the war in 1949.

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Front cover of the book by Jim Clare & Maureen Fahy
It wasn’t my fault Sarge!

A sequel to Jim’s early life. He continues his adventures into National Service.

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Tomb Tales
Tomb Tales

This book contains the stories of eight surprising, fascinating and unusual people of Stockport buried in St. Mary’s churchyard.

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Bramhall Through Time
Bramhall Through Time

Bramhall has a rich history dating back to Anglo-Saxon times. This book takes us back to Bramhall’s early days.
It also covers Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Gatley & Hazel Grove.

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Stockport History Tour
Stockport History Tour

This pocket-sized guide provides a fascinating glimpse into the history of the town of Stockport. Some of its medieval past has been hidden by the rapid expansion during the early part of the Industrial Revolution but much still remains if you know where to look.

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The Legacy of Richard de Vernon
The Legacy of Richard de Vernon

Richard de Vernon was the younger son of an aristocrat, he built Stockport’s first church in the Market Place sometime between 1306 -1329. This is the history of that church, part of which still stands today.

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