We have the following items available to browse free of charge in our small study area. Volunteers are on hand to help with any questions you may have.

  • Photographs of old Stockport and the borough (see below for details)
  • School photographs (over 20 years old)
  • Comprehensive local history reference library
  • Maps
  • Cheshire Regiment collection

Family history research resources

  • Directories – early trade directories & 1911 trade directory
  • Transcriptions of the surviving gravestones with some notes
  • Parish records summaries for St. Mary’s in the Marketplace consisting of:
    • Baptisms 1584-1849
    • Marriages 1584 – 1754
    • Deaths 1584 – 1913

Photograph collection

  • Local shool class photographs from over 20 years ago
  • Views of different local areas
  • Local industry collection
  • Entertainment
  • Churches
  • Cheshire Regiment and wartime collections


  • Stockport Heritage Trust research publications
  • Local history books
  • Self guided walk booklets
  • Stockport Heritage Magazine back copies and binders
Extensive collection of booklets produced by Trust members