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From its formation in 2004 the Manchester & Stockport Society has worked through some challenging times to support the recognition of existing canal features as well as promoting on a  longer time scale its restoration.

Listed below are some of the more significant achievements.

Formation of the Manchester & Stockport Canal Society.

Commissioned reports

Canal Line Plaques

Plaques have currently been installed at the following locations.

1. Nelstrop’s Flour Mill at the top of Lancashire Hill, Stockport.

2. North Reddish Park, Reddish Stockport

The plaque in North Reddish park was unveiled in April 2014 by the Stockport Mayor Councillor Chris Murphy

3.Holdsworth  Mill, Reddish, Stockport

Unveiling of the plaque by the Deputy Mayor Councillor June Somekh on the 9th October 2015

4. Broadstone Mill, Reddish, Stockport

The unveiling of the Stockport canal heritage plaque

by  John Bradshaw (M&SCS) and Richard Sym ( Director of Broadstone Mill).

5.  Bridge 11A, which is the entrance to the Manchester & Stockport Canal from the Ashton Canal

Installation of the plaque on bridge 11A on October 2016.

6.  Hyde Road (A57) West-Bound Carriageway

Installation of the Hyde Road plaque on October 2016.

7.  Gorton Station

Gorton station plaque with Ian and Liz Watson.  Installed by Graham Burns and Ian Watson pn February 18th 2017

8.  Gorton Aqueduct

Gorton Aqueduct plaque with Peter Scott.  Installed by Graham Burns and Ian Watson on February 18th 2017

(Unfortunately this plaque was removed by vandals some time prior to June 2019)

9.  Dry Dock Bridge

The Dry Dock plaque was installed by Graham Burns and Ian Watson on February 18th 2017