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Mayoral Award

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First Published 14/5/2021
Last Updated 31/7/2023



Colin receiving his award from Stockport Mayor Adrian Nottingham, April 2022
© Colin Barnsley
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In Spring 2022, Colin and Helen were honoured and proud to receive Mayoral Awards for their work in collecting, storing and sharing back the history of Heald Green through this website. We hope the content can be preserved for all former, current and future residents to enjoy for many years to come.

I'd like to take the opportunity once more to thank all current and former residents who have helped us with their memories, photos and documents.  More detail on major collections contributed can be found on our Major Contributors page. Keep exploring your lofts!


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Helen receiving her award with councillor Carole McCann and Stockport Mayor Adrian Nottingham, March 2022
© Helen Morgan
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Meet The Team

Helen Morgan
Research & Articles
I studied O and A level history at Cheadle Grammar School for Girls, gaining an A in both, but I have always loved history and hope that my enthusiasm for it rubs off. I can look at a photo and think - who was that? where was that? what's going on in the background? I can touch a building, a wall and close my eyes and be transported back there.  My family think I am mad!

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Anne Hughes
Content & Articles


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Les Clough
Content & Articles


Colin Barnsley
Curator, Research & Articles
In spite of school careers advice that if I chose IT I'd end up in a windowless basement, I instead enjoyed a career in high, sunlit offices, managing people through large projects.  After scanning and cleaning my old family photos and piano sheet music during lockdown, I thought - what would best combine my IT and scanning skills to give something back to the Heald Green?
- and here we are!

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Stephanie Windross
Design & Exhibits
I have been working in the creative arts industry as an artist and designer for the last ten years and have a huge passion for history, mythology and folklore. I have volunteered previously in local heritage projects using my skills to research, document and create exhibitions and displays for both private business means and public enjoyment. I believe strongly that history should be a conversation as much as it should be documented for posterity and enjoy making these stories and memories accessible to people who otherwise would not have considered the past to be interesting.



Matthew Thompson
Content & Articles


Richard Fletcher
Research & Articles
Richard Fletcher is a retired IT professional who has lived in Bramhall for the last 40 years. He has written articles and given talks on art and architecture for organisations such as the Victorian Society, the Edgar Wood Society, St Martin’s (Low Marple) Heritage Trust and the Friends of Bramall Hall, and is currently researching the activities of the Northern Art Workers’ Guild for the Special Collections unit of Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Margaret Burns
Content & Articles


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Anne Swinglehurst
Content & Articles


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