Hazel Grove History

A Suburb in Stockport

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Originally Hazel Grove was known by three separate townships, Norbury, Torkington and Bosden. As the village grew it became known as Bullock Smithy and later Hazel Grove. The development of the village from early times has been based on road travel south from Manchester to London as it is conveniently located 9 miles from Manchester. For more information click the chapters.

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Bullock Smithy
The history of Hazel Grove when it was known as Bullock Smithy

Name Change
The competing explanations over the change of name to Hazel Grove

Memories

Swinford road
Hi, I was born in Hazel Grove nursing home and lived in the Poynton/ Bramhall area when young and I'm trying to find our old house, but the road seems to have disappeared! Can anyone remember Swinford House, Swinford Road? As...

Aircraft Factory on Marcliffe Industrial Estate
The Wikipedia entry for Hazel Grove includes a statement that aircraft (parts?) were manufactured on the triangle of land that now forms the Marcliffe Industrial Estate on Macclesfield Road. Before 1939 the site beside the Marcli...

Photos of Stockport from the eighties and before!
Jimmy Paddon is on here who many might remember!

Luftwaffe bomber shot down over Hazel Grove
In the early hours of 8 May 1941, a Heinkel bomber of Hitler’s Luftwaffe became the only enemy aircraft to be shot down over Greater Manchester. Engines ablaze, it streaked across the Stockport sky before crashing in flames i...

Nostalgia: A look back at Hazel Grove’s MAN Diesel
It's been more than a century since a field in ‘the little village of Hazel Grove’ was chosen as the site for a new engineering factory. Since then, MAN Diesel and Turbo UK has employed thousands of people to send Sto...