Next Meeting

Sue Bailey - ‘A History of Woodsmoor’  - Monday 19th March

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Woodsmoor is a little known area situated just one mile south east of Stockport. As Sue Bailey’s talk will show, its appearance today - one of roads lined with houses -belies its long and interesting history. Originally a part of the Bramhall Manorial estate, records show that Woodsmoor was first settled in the 16th and 17th century by tenant farmers. While Stockport grew as an industrial town in the 18th and 19th centuries, Woodsmoor remained exactly as it had been in the late 17th century. It wasn’t until 1895 that the houses started to arrive - the most notable of which was the ‘Black and White Bungalow’ shown here. Sue’s interviews with older local residents revealed their memories of interesting events that took place in Woodsmoor in the last century. All of this, put together in her book ‘A History of Woodsmoor’, shows that even the most ordinary of places has a story to tell.