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Activities to complement a Bouncy Castle Hire In Stockport

The Metropolitan Borough of Stockport

Stockport

 

Stockport  is a large town in Greater Manchester, England,

The town is the largest settlement in the metropolitan borough of South-east of Manchester city centre, where the River Goyt and Tame merge to create the River Mersey.

Historically, in the 16th century it was a small town entirely on the south bank of the Mersey, and known for the cultivation of hemp and manufacture of rope. In the 18th century the town had one of the first mechanised silk factories in the British Isles. Most of the town was in Cheshire, but the area to the north of the Mersey was in Lancashire

Stockport's predominant industries of the 19th century were the cotton and allied industries. Stockport was also at the centre of the country's hatting industry, which by 1884 was exporting more than six million hats a year; the last hat works in Stockport closed in 1997.

Stockport Viaduct. Built in 1840, the viaduct's 27 brick arches carry the mainline railways from Manchester to Birmingham and London over the River Mersey. This structure featured as the background in many paintings by L. S. Lowry.

The Lowry is home to the world's largest public collection of paintings and drawings by LS Lowry. A large selection is on display in our permanent exhibition alongside other works on loan from private collections across the UK.

 

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