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Fact & Fun Day : Cancelled This Year
As a result of the ongoing uncertainty with COVID-19, this years Fact & Fun Day at the Roman Lakes in early September is cancelled.
See you all in 2021!
Weir Mill, Stockport
Stockport’s Weir (Wear) Mill, has been acquired by, Capital and Centric, who have a £60m plan for a residential conversion bring 250 flats to the town in its first Greater Manchester project.
The Mill is a Grade II listed former cotton mill located in the heart of Stockport Town Centre at the intersection of the River Mersey and the railway viaduct (listed Grade II*). It was started around 1790 and added to, particularly in 1831 and 1884. In 1840, the Stockport Viaduct was built over the river and over Wear Mill.
More information on the 'North West Place' website
And on Historic England’s website here
Where is Mellor?
Now on the edge of Stockport in Greater Manchester, Mellor's location is historically important.
On the south-west and north-west, it is bordered by the two great rivers, Goyt and Etherow, which drain the SW Peak District and join to form the Mersey at the lowest point of Mellor.
On the east, a high ridge overlooks a valley, behind which is Kinder Scout. Three spurs, separated by brooks, project west from the ridge.