Originally a border market town above the Mersey, with a small medieval castle, Stockport grew into the leading cotton manufacturer of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. This new history looks at the evolution of the town to the present day, from Roman activity and the Civil War, through the industrial period, to the arrival of modern Stockport with the coming of the railway. This is an essential guide for anyone with an interest in gaining an insight into the proud heritage of this fascinating town.
Steve Cliffe is a member of the conservation charity Stockport Heritage Trust. He is a former local councillor and publisher of the popular Stockport Heritage magazine.