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Picture with cameos of Joseph and Alice Leigh

Foundation stone laid by the Lord Mayor of London, Alderman De Keyser, Sep. 18. 1887
Opened by the Mayoress of Stockport, Mrs Joseph Leigh, Nov. 8. 1889
Founded through the instrumentality of Mr Joseph Leigh

Later, 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 Pendlebury Hall, Lancashire Hill.

The webmaster, a student at the College in the 1950s is a relation of Mrs Leigh (1st cousin, somewhat removed).

The image (now out of copyright) was discovered by the Greer family and used here by their kind permission.

STS Coat of Arms black/white/green with symbolic viaduct

1940s/50s blazer badge

image of Pendlebury Hall, Heaton Norris, Stockport


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 Hill junction,
and years later became famous as 'father' of the Manchester Ship Canal.
Ancestry.co.uk informs me that historically he is also my 3rd great-uncle.
( Now there's a coincidence :)

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