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Next Meeting: 18th March 2024:
Geoffrey Scargill - ‘Elgar: The Real Enigma’
A full list of this season's meetings is here.
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To find information within the website you may wish to use the search box within the top banner, above. Using this facility and the search terms ‘Strines’ and ‘Mill Brow' produced 41 results and 31 results respectively.
Elsewhere: The History of Stockport in 100 Halls
Miss Fanny Hudson, the owner of Brabyns Hall from 1906 to 1941, gives us an impression of stern but competent authority. She ran a large household with eight domestic servants and twice that number of estate workers and gardeners. During the First World War Brabyns was turned into a hospital and Miss Hudson then had charge of at least 30 nurses and a similar number of wounded servicemen. The few pictures we have of her reinforce that impression of a formidable lady but over the last year our opinion has been changed by Mary Moore whose family has had close connections with Miss Hudson and the Brabyns Estate since early 20th century.