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Photo: Stockport Armoury near Edgeley Station

Category: Stockport Cheshire - Filename: StoEdgArmoury7303.jpg - Image ID no: 7248


Aidan O'RourkeTutor Aidan O’Rourke has built up a wide range of experience in both film and digital photography. He first became interested in photography in 1981. Since 1996 he has documented Manchester and Liverpool in photos and words. He has taken the 'now' photos for Manchester Then and Now, Manchester United Then and Now and Liverpool Then and Now (Anova Books). 107 of his photos are featured in the book Rebuilding Manchester by Euan Kellie. He wrote the Q&A pages for the first 27 issues of Digital Camera Magazine. From July 2008 to April 2009, his gigantic Manchester Mega-Photo was displayed in the foyer at Manchester’s Urbis Museum. He is based in Stockport and covers Manchester, Liverpool and northern England.
Stockport Armoury near Edgeley Station
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View of the pointed tower of Stockport Armoury, looking across the main Manchester to London railway line next to Edgeley Station. The drill hall of Stockport Armoury was built 1861-2 for the Stockport Volunteer Rifle Corps. The building was opened by the Mayor, Robert McClure on 25th April 1862.

More info on the Stockport MBC website.

The distinctive pale green polygonal pointed tower of the Armoury is etched in my memory from earliest childhood. I went to Our Lady's RC primary school, just behind the viewpoint. Over to the right is Our Lady's RC church whose twin spires echo the Armoury tower. The pub on the corner is also called 'The Armoury' and overlooks the roundabout, which is on the bridge over the railway. Unless I am mistaken, the roundabout and nearby bridges date from around 1960 when the line was upgraded and electrified.

Keywords

Stockport architecture, stockport landmarks, territorial army, Edgeley Stockport photos, images of Edgeley, Stockport Cheshire, Greater Manchester landmarks

Title:
Stockport Armoury near Edgeley Station

Filename:
StoEdgArmoury7303.jpg

ID number:
7248

Technical details:
Nikon D100

Date created:
2007-03-03

Copyright:
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