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


horse riding
Does anyone remember in the 60's getting a ride on a nag at a farm somewhere up Bean Leach Road way? Was it owned by John Broad, rag and bone man? I might be getting my memories mixed up, of course

A few more shops to remember
Just a thread starter..... Williamsons.......DIY/Ironmongers Claytons......General Grocery Store.....There was a guy that used to call at our house, every week,take the order and it was delivered before the weekend Clarkes news...

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!