laid by the Lord Mayor of London, Alderman De Keyser, Sep. 18.
Opened by the Mayoress of Stockport, Mrs Joseph Leigh, Nov. 8. 1889
Founded through the instrumentality of Mr Joseph Leigh
the school became Stockport College and over time, feeder secondary
technical schools were
established on a series of sites across the borough, for example at
Hall, Lancashire Hill.
student at the College in the 1950s is a relation of
Mrs Leigh (1st cousin, somewhat removed).
image (now out of copyright) was discovered by the Greer
family and used here by their kind permission.
1940s/50s blazer badge
The house, righthand margin, is no.1 New Road (aka Lancashire Hill).
In 1851, Daniel
Adamson III came from Shildon to
reside in that house.
He was manager of Gordons Foundry at the Gordon Street / Lancashire
and years later became famous as 'father' of the Manchester Ship
Ancestry.co.uk informs me that historically he is also my 3rd
( Now there's a coincidence :)