Stockport shown within Greater Manchester
|Population||136,082 (2001 Census)|
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|Metropolitan county||Greater Manchester|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||SK1-SK3, SK5-SK8|
|European Parliament||North West England|
|List of places: UK • England • Greater Manchester|
Stockport (town in Greater Manchester, England. Stockport Town Hall is a building in Stockport, England, that houses government and administrative functions Greater Manchester is a Metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2 In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology This is a list of the largest cities and towns of England ordered by population. A nationwide Census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001 The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using Latitude and Longitude The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government The Metropolitan Borough of Stockport is a Metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, in north west England, centered around the town of Stockport Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of Subdivisions of England used for the purposes of Local government outside Greater London Greater Manchester is a Metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2 The region, also known as the government office region, is currently the highest tier of local government sub-national entity of England, with only one North West England is one of the nine official Regions of England. Constituent country is a phrase used often by official institutions in contexts in which a country makes up a part of a larger entity or grouping England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland This list of sovereign states, alphabetically arranged gives an overview of States around the world with information on the extent of their Sovereignty. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A post town is a required part of all postal addresses in the United Kingdom, and a basic unit of the postal delivery system UK Postal codes are known as postcodes. UK postcodes are Alphanumeric. The SK postcode area, also known as the Stockport postcode area, is a group of postal districts around Alderley Edge, Buxton, Cheadle, Cheadle The UK Telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Telephone Numbering Plan, is the system used for assigning Telephone numbers in the United There are a number of law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom. Greater Manchester Police (" GMP " is the Home Office Police force responsible for policing the Metropolitan county of Greater The fire service in the United Kingdom operates under separate legislative and administrative arrangements in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and The Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is the county-wide statutory emergency fire and rescue service for the Metropolitan county of The North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust was formed on 1 July 2006 as part of Health Minister Lord Warner's plans to reduce the number of NHS North West England is a Constituency of the European Parliament. This is a list of the 646 constituencies currently represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, as at the 2005 general election Stockport is a Borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. A Gazetteer of place names in the United Kingdom showing each place's County, Unitary authority or council area and its geographical coordinates List of places --> List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places This is a partial list of places in Greater Manchester, in North West England. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. A town is a type of settlement ranging from a few to several thousand (occasionally hundreds of thousands inhabitants although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan Greater Manchester is a Metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2 England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Situated 7 miles (11. A mile is a unit of Length, usually used to measure Distance, in a number of different systems including Imperial units United States 3 km) south east of the city of Manchester, it is the largest settlement of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, and has a population of 136,083 (2001 Census), with the borough as a whole having 281,000. The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand The Metropolitan Borough of Stockport is a Metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, in north west England, centered around the town of Stockport In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology A nationwide Census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001 A borough is an Administrative division of various countries In principle the term borough designates a self-governing Township although in practice This makes the borough 23rd most populous district in England. There have been several bids by the council for city status.) is a large
Historically a part of Cheshire, in the 16th century Stockport was known for the cultivation of hemp and rope manufacture and in the 18th century the town had one of the first mechanised silk factories in the United Kingdom. The historic counties of England are ancient subdivisions of England. Cheshire (or archaically the County of Chester) is a county in North West England. This article is about the cultivation and uses of industrial hemp not its psychoactive cousin Cannabis (drug. A rope is a length of Fibers twisted or Braided together to improve strength for pulling and Connecting. The 18th century lasted from 1701 to 1800 in the Gregorian calendar, in accordance with the Anno Domini / Common Era numbering system The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located However, Stockport's predominant industries of the 19th century were the cotton and allied industries. The 19th century of the Common Era began on January 1, 1801 and ended on December 31, 1900, according to the Gregorian calendar Cotton is a soft staple Fibre that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant ( Gossypium sp Stockport was also at the centre of the country's hatting industry which by 1884 was exporting more than six million hats a year. In December 1997 the last Stockport hat works closed. The town's hatting heritage is preserved at 'Hat Works - the Museum of Hatting'.
Dominating the western approaches to the town is the Stockport Viaduct. The Stockport Viaduct is a Grade II* listed structure designed by George Watson Buck in Stockport, Greater Manchester ( Built in 1840, the viaduct's 27 brick arches over the River Mersey carry the mainline railways from Manchester to Birmingham and London. Year 1840 ( MDCCCXL) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year A viaduct is a Bridge composed of several small spans The term viaduct is derived from the Latin via for road and ducere to Birmingham ( ˈbɜːmɪŋəm Ber -ming-um London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. This structure featured as the background in many paintings by L.S. Lowry. Laurence Stephen Lowry (1 November 1887 – 23 February 1976 was an English Artist born on Barrett Street Stretford, Lancashire.
The River Mersey begins in Stockport, at the confluence of the Rivers Goyt and Tame. See also Mersey River (Tasmania and Mersey River (Nova Scotia. Confluence, in Geography, describes the meeting of two or more Bodies of water. The River Goyt is a River in north-west England. It is one of the tributaries of the River Mersey. The River Tame is a River in Greater Manchester, England. Source Rises on Denshaw Moor
Stockport was first recorded as "Stokeport" in 1170.  The currently accepted etymology is Old English stoc, a market place, with port, a hamlet (but more accurately a minor settlement within an estate); hence, a market place at a hamlet. 
Older derivations include stock, a stockaded place or castle, with port, a wood, hence a castle in a wood.  The castle part of the name probably refers to Stockport Castle, a 12th century motte-and-bailey first mentioned in 1173. Stockport Castle is a Motte-and-bailey castle in Stockport, Greater Manchester ( nA motte-and-bailey is a form of Castle. Many were built in Britain, Ireland and France in the 11th and 12th centuries favored as a relatively  Other derivations have been formed, based on early variants of the name such as Stopford and Stockford. There is evidence that a ford across the Mersey existed at the foot of the town centre street now known as Bridge Street Brow. Stopford retains a use in the adjectival form, Stopfordian, used for Stockport-related items, and pupils at Stockport Grammar School style themselves as Stopfordians. Stockport Grammar School is a co-educational Independent school in Stockport, England, founded in 1487 by the 1482 Lord  By contrast, former pupils of nearby Stockport School are known as Old Stoconians, perhaps from the Old English name for the town.
Stockport has never been a sea or river port. The Mersey is not navigable to anything much above canoe size, and in the centre of Stockport has been culverted and the main shopping street, Merseyway, is built above it. A culvert is a conduit used to enclose a flowing body of Water.
There is sufficient evidence that a fortified stronghold existed in the vicinity in the time of the Ancient Britons, and that Agricola in AD 79 recognised its strategical advantages and fortified Stockport to guard the passage of the Mersey. Gnaeus Julius Agricola ( June 13, 40 &ndash August 23, 93) was a Roman general responsible for much of the Roman conquest of 
After the Norman Conquest, it was ruled by a hereditary Baron of Stockport. Baron is a specific Title of nobility. The word baron comes from Old French baron, itself from Old High German and Latin (liber
The town was connected to the national canal network by the 5 miles of the Stockport branch of the Ashton Canal opened in 1797 which continued in use until the 1930s. Canals are artificial channels for water There are two types of canals water conveyance canals which are used for the conveyance and delivery of water and Waterways The Stockport Branch Canal was a 5 mile branch of the Ashton Canal from Clayton to Stockport Route The canal left the main line of the The Ashton Canal is a Canal built in Greater Manchester in Northern England. Much of it is now filled in, but there is an active campaign to re-open it for leisure uses.
The first borough charter was granted in about 1220 and was the only basis for local government for six hundred years. See also Mersey River (Tasmania and Mersey River (Nova Scotia. A charter is the grant of authority or rights stating that the granter formally recognizes the prerogative of the recipient to exercise the rights specified
From the 17th century Stockport became a centre for the hatting industry and later the silk industry. As a means of recording the passage of Time, the 17th Century was that Century which lasted from 1601 - 1700 in the Gregorian calendar Silk is a natural Protein Fiber, some forms of which can be woven into Textiles The best-known type of silk is obtained from cocoons Stockport expanded rapidly during the Industrial Revolution, helped particularly by the growth of the cotton manufacturing industries. The Industrial Revolution was a period in the late 18th and early 19th centuries when major changes in agriculture manufacturing and transportation had a profound effect on the However, economic growth took its toll, and 19th century philosopher Friedrich Engels wrote in 1844 that Stockport was "renowned as one of the duskiest, smokiest holes in the whole of the industrial area". Philosophy is the study of general problems concerning matters such as existence knowledge truth beauty justice validity mind and language Friedrich Engels (28 November 1820 – 5 August 1895 was a German social scientist and philosopher, who 
Since the start of the 20th century Stockport has moved away from being a town dependent on cotton and its allied industries to one with a varied base. The twentieth century of the Common Era began on
In 1967 the Stockport air disaster occurred, when a British Midland Airways C-4 Argonaut aeroplane crashed in the Hopes Carr area of the town, resulting in the deaths of 72 passengers. The Stockport Air Disaster was the crash of a chartered Canadair C-4 Argonaut aircraft owned by British Midland Airways, registration G-ALHG near Stockport British Midland Airways Limited or BMI, styled as bmi (the company's trademark formerly operated as British Midland) is a scheduled Airline Overview Fixed-wing aircraft range from small training and recreational aircraft to Wide-body aircraft and military cargo aircraft.
In recent years, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council has embarked on an ambitious regeneration scheme, known as Future Stockport. Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council is the Local authority for the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. The plan is to bring over 3,000 residents into the centre of the town, and revitalise its residential property and retail markets, in a similar fashion to the nearby city of Manchester. Many ex-industrial areas around the town's core will be brought back into productive use as mixed-use residential and commercial developments. Mixed-use development is the practice of allowing more than one type of use in a building or set of buildings
Most of the town is within the historic county boundaries of Cheshire (south of the Mersey), although Reddish and the Four Heatons lay within the historic boundaries of Lancashire (north of the Mersey). Reddish is an area of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, in Greater Manchester, England. The Four Heatons (pop70000 are four affluent suburbs to the northwest of Stockport, bordering the city of Manchester, England. Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea
The 1835 Municipal Corporations Act made Stockport a municipal borough divided into six wards with a council consisting of 14 Aldermen and 42 Councillors. Year 1835 ( MDCCCXXXV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common The Municipal Corporations Act 1835 (5 & 6 Wm IV c76 - sometimes known as the Municipal Reform Act - required members of town councils ( Municipal corporations Municipal boroughs were a type of Local government which existed in England and Wales between 1835 and 1974 in Northern Ireland from 1840 to In 1888, its status was raised to County Borough, becoming the County Borough of Stockport. County borough is a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (excluding Scotland) to refer to a Borough or a City Stockport was a local government district centred on Stockport in the northwest of England from 1835 to 1974 Since 1972, Stockport has been twinned with in Béziers in France. Béziers ( Besièrs in Occitan, and Besiers in Catalan) is a town in Languedoc, in the southwest of France. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics.  In 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972 Stockport amalgamated with neighbouring districts to form the Unitary Authority of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport in the now ceremonial metropolitan county of Greater Manchester. The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c 70 is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom, that reformed local government in England and Wales The metropolitan counties are a type of county-level Administrative division of England.
There are four parliamentary constituencies in the Stockport Metropolitan Borough: Stockport, Cheadle, Hazel Grove, and Denton and Reddish. Stockport is a Borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Cheadle is a Borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Hazel Grove is a Constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Denton and Reddish is a Constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Stockport has been represented by Labour MP Ann Coffey since 1992. The Labour Party is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Founded at the start of the 20th century it has been since the 1920s the principal party of the Marilyn Ann Coffey, known as Ann Coffey (born 31 August 1946 is a British Politician. Results |} The turnout was 33514074 from an Electorate of 43275316 voting in a total of 651 seats
Mark Hunter has been the Liberal Democrat MP for Cheadle since a 2005 by-election. Mark James Hunter (born July 25, 1957) is a British Liberal Democrat Politician who is the current Member of Parliament Results See also List of United Kingdom by-elections
Andrew Stunell has been the Liberal Democrat MP for Hazel Grove since 1997. Robert Andrew Stunell, known as Andrew Stunell, OBE (born 24 November 1942 is a politician in the United Kingdom. Results The election was fought under new boundaries with a net increase of eight seats compared to the 1992 election
The constituency of Denton and Reddish bridges Stockport and Tameside; the current member is Andrew Gwynne. The Metropolitan Borough of Tameside is a Metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester in North West England. Andrew John Gwynne (born 4 June 1974 is the Labour Party Member of Parliament for the Denton and Reddish constituency
Stopfordians are governed by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, which consists of 63 Councillors representing 21 wards. The Council operates an Executive System, with a ruling group of 10 Executive Councillors, each in charge of a specific area, for example Communities, Transport or Children and Young People.
The Council is currently controlled by the Liberal Democrat group, who have 36 Local Councillors (a majority of 5). The current Council Leader is Cllr Dave Goddard, who took over from Cllr Brian Millard in 2007. The next largest party is the Labour party with 14 seats, followed by the Conservative Party with 10 seats. The small, independent local issues party, the Heald Green Independent Rate Payers also hold three seats in the Heald Green Ward.
The current Mayor of Stockport is Liberal Democrat Councillor Pam King.
The town had a population of 136,082 according to the 2001 Census, with the wider borough having a population of 284,528. The Demography of Greater Manchester is charactered by a number of trends recorded amongst its multicultural agglomoration of 2 A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population Although suburbs such as Woodford, Greater Manchester, Bramhall and Hazel Grove rank amongst the wealthiest areas of the United Kingdom and 45% of the borough is green space, districts such as Adswood and Brinnington suffer from widespread poverty and post-industrial decay. Woodford is situated in the south of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport in Greater Manchester, England. Bramhall is an area of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, in Greater Manchester, England. Hazel Grove is a village within the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, in Greater Manchester, England. Adswood is a suburb of Stockport in England in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Greater Manchester. Brinnington is a north-eastern suburb of Stockport, Greater Manchester. In the north-west of the borough are the relatively prosperous areas of Heaton Moor and Heaton Mersey, which together with Heaton Chapel and Heaton Norris comprise the so-called Four Heatons. Heaton Moor is one of the Four Heatons located in Stockport. It borders on Heaton Chapel, Heaton Norris and Heaton Mersey. Heaton Mersey is situated north west of Stockport, England on the border with Didsbury and Burnage. Heaton Chapel is an area in the northern part of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. Heaton Norris is now a mainly residential area of Stockport, England bordering on Heaton Chapel, Heaton Mersey and Heaton Moor.
Opinions on the general quality of life in Stockport greatly differ. In its favour, some highlight its proximity to Manchester, and its abundance of amenities; but its perceived grittiness and loutish youth culture earned it 12th place in the internet-based 2004 guide Crap Towns: The 50 Worst Places To Live In The UK (however, given that its fellows on this list were places such as Oxford, Winchester, Liverpool (European Capital of Culture 2008), and tiny London commuter belt villages, the relevance of the list is disputed). Crap Towns The 50 Worst Places To Live In The UK and Crap Towns II The Nation Decides are a series of Humorous, but completely Unscientific Oxford is currently bidding for the 2010 Wikimania Conference Oxford () is a city, and the County town of Oxfordshire, Winchester or Winton ( archaic) is a historic city in southern England, with a population of around 40000 within a radius of its centre Liverpool ( is a City and Metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary
Stockport's principal commercial district is located in the town centre, with branches of most high-street stores to be found in the Merseyway Shopping Centre or The Peel Centre. Merseyway Shopping Centre is a large Shopping Centre in Stockport, England, forming the basis of the town's shopping area it was opened in 1965 and extensively The Peel Centre (Stockport is a shopping complex located in Stockport, Greater Manchester, adjacent to the town centre Grand Central Leisure boasts an Olympic sized swimming pool, a ten-screen cinema, bars, a bowling alley, health complex, and several restaurants. Grand Central Stockport, locally known as Grand Central is a leisure and entertainment complex located on Wellington Road South (A6 in Stockport, Greater Manchester Bowling is a Game / Sport in which players attempt to score points by rolling a Bowling ball along a flat surface either into objects called pins Stockport is located seven miles (10 km) from Manchester city centre, making it convenient for commuters and shoppers. Manchester City Centre is the Central business district of both Manchester and Greater Manchester, in North West England.
Stockport is home to the following:
The Manchester orbital M60 motorway and A6 road to London cross at Stockport. The M60 motorway is an orbital Motorway circling Greater Manchester, a Metropolitan county in North West England. Stockport railway station is a mainline station on the Manchester spur of the West Coast Main Line. Stockport railway station (also known as Stockport Edgeley and Edgeley) is in Greater Manchester, England, 8 miles south-east of Manchester The West Coast Main Line (WCML is a busy mixed-traffic railway route in the United Kingdom. Manchester Airport (Ringway), the busiest in the UK outside London, is located five miles (8 km) southwest of the town. Manchester Airport is a major Airport in the vicinity of Manchester, England, and the largest airport in the United Kingdom outside the Ringway is a Civil parish in the extreme south of the City of Manchester in Greater Manchester, England.
Stockport is home to two professional sports teams, both of which play at Edgeley Park stadium:
Stockport County F.C. play in Football League One;. Edgeley Park is the home of Stockport County Football Club and Sale Sharks Rugby union club Stockport County Football Club is an English football club based in Stockport, England. Football League One (often referred to as League One for short or Coca-Cola Football League 1 for sponsorship reasons is the second-highest division of The Football Their claim to fame is that they currently hold the record for the most consecutive Football League wins without conceding a goal with nine, achieved in 2007. The Football League, also known as the Coca-Cola Football League for sponsorship reasons is a league competition featuring professional football clubs Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
Sale Sharks Rugby Union club, who currently own Edgeley Park stadium, won the Guinness Premiership title in 2006 and boast current England internationals Mark Cueto, Charlie Hodgson, Andrew Sheridan and Andy Titterrell; Scotland's Jason White as well as capped overseas stars including Sébastien Chabal, Sébastien Bruno, Ignacio Fernández Lobbe. Sale Sharks are a professional Rugby union team who play in England in the Guinness Premiership. Overview See also Playing rugby union A rugby union match lasts for 80 minutes (plus stoppage time with a short The English Premiership (known as the Guinness Premiership because of the league's sponsorship by Guinness) is a professional league competition for Rugby Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The England national rugby union team represents England in Rugby union. Mark John "Frank" Cueto (born December 26 1979 in Workington, Cumbria) is an English international Rugby union Charles Christopher Hodgson (born 12 November 1980 in Halifax West Yorkshire) is an English Rugby union footballer Andrew Sheridan (born on 1 November 1979 in Petts Wood, Bromley, England) is a Rugby union player who plays Andrew James Titterrell (born 10 January 1981 in Dartford) is a Rugby union player who plays at hooker for Gloucester Rugby The Scotland national rugby union team represent Scotland in international Rugby union. For other people named Jason White see Jason White (disambiguation Jason Phillip Randall White (born 17 April Sébastien Chabal (born 8 December 1977) is a French Rugby union player who plays at for Sale Sharks and France, and has Sébastien Bruno (born 26 August 1974 in Nîmes, France) is a French Rugby union footballer who plays as a for Sale Sharks Carlos Ignacio Fernández Lobbe (born 20 November, 1974 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine Rugby union footballer
Stockport Metro Swimming Club, based at Grand Central Pools is the most successful British swimming club, through the last three Olympic Games. Stockport Metro swimmers have claimed 50% of British swimming's medal haul. In the 1996 Atlanta games Graeme Smith won bronze in the 1500m freestyle and in the 2004 Athens games Stephen Parry won bronze in 200m butterfly. Athens (ˈæθənz Αθήνα Athina,) the Capital and largest city of Greece, dominates the Attica periphery as one of the world's
Stockport has three athletics clubs - Manchester Harriers & AC, Stockport Harriers & AC, and DASH Athletics Club. Manchester Harriers train at William Scholes' Playing Fields in Gatley, and they organise highly-regarded schools cross country races throughout the winter. Stockport Harriers are based at Woodbank Park in Offerton, and have several International middle-distance and endurance athletes including Steve Vernon. DASH Athletics Club are the newest Club in Stockport based at both Hazel Grove Recreation Centre,and the Regional Athletics Arena at Sportcity in Manchester. In 2006 DASH AC Coach Geoff Barratt was UK Athletics' Development Coach of the Year, and in 2007 the club won England Athletics North West Junior Club and North West Overall Club of The Year accolades.
As one of the larger towns in the UK, Stockport and its surrounding villages have had many notable residents throughout their history including dashing weatherman Chris Fawkes, actor Dominic Monaghan, best-known for his role in the movie adaptations of The Lord of the Rings (who attended Aquinas College in Stockport), John Amaechi, NBA Star and activist, novelist Christopher Isherwood, engineer Sir Joseph Whitworth, tennis player Fred Perry, judge John Bradshaw and architect Norman Foster. This is a list of notable people who are current or former residents of the town of Stockport, England. Chris Fawkes (born Stockport, UK is a BBC Weather forecaster He appears regularly on BBC News, BBC World News, BBCi, Radio Dominic Bernard Patrick Luke Monaghan (born 8 December 1976) is an English Actor. The Lord of the Rings film trilogy consists of three Live action Fantasy Epic films The Fellowship of the Ring ( 2001 John Ekwugha Amaechi ( born November 26, 1970 in Boston Massachusetts, U Christopher Isherwood ( August 26, 1904 &ndash January 4, 1986) was an Anglo-American Novelist. Sir Joseph Whitworth Baronet ( December 21, 1803 &ndash January 22, 1887) was an English Engineer and Entrepreneur Frederick John Perry (18 May 1909 – 2 February 1995 born in Stockport, Cheshire, was an English Tennis and Table tennis John Bradshaw ( 1602 - October 31, 1659) was an English judge Norman Robert Foster Baron Foster of Thames Bank, OM, FRIBA, RDI, (born 1 June 1935) is a British architect whose company Distinguished first-class cricketers Fred Ridgway and Maurice Tremlett were born in Stockport and played test cricket for England. First-class cricket refers to the class of Cricket matches of three or more days scheduled duration between two sides of eleven players and officially adjudged first-class by Frederick Ridgway (born August 10, 1923, Stockport, Cheshire) is a former English Cricketer who played in 5 Tests Maurice Fletcher Tremlett, born at Stockport on July 5, 1923 and died at Southampton on July 30, 1984, was a Cricketer Test cricket is the longest form of the Sport of Cricket. It has long been considered the ultimate test of playing ability between cricketing nations