September 9th: 10am – 4pm
September 10th: 12 noon – 4pm
St George’s School
During the First World War the War Office acquired St George’s School to be used as a Military Hospital. The pupils were moved out to other local schools and the halls and corridors were used to house the sick and wounded. It was chosen because it was a new school “with good light and ventilation and [which] from every point of view would make [a] good hospital.”
The first patients are reported as being admitted in July 1915.
For the duration of the Heritage Open Weekend, we will be converting the Parish Rooms back into a ward of the Millitary Hospital.
St George’s Church
St George’s church have commissioned a local photographer, Naomi Jones, to produce an installation commemorating the 137 men whose names appear on the War Memorial. She will be photographing the front doors of the home addresses of the men and they will be displayed together with a short biography and details from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
These will be on display for the duration of the Heritage Open Days.
Also on display will be our Poppy Net:
The War Memorials of Stockport commemorate 2827 men and one woman killed in the First World War. Our Poppy Net hanging from the lantern gallery of the tower has 2828 knitted poppies on it. The net is 20 metres long and 6 metres wide.
We will also be serving refreshments.