Through to the second round of the FA Cup after beating a side two divisions higher. Second in the National League. Yeah, this Covid thing needs to bugger off sharpish. Another fantastic victory for County at the weekend, with a superb FA Cup giantkilling at Rochdale, which puts us just ninety minutes away from a possible trip to one of the Premier League big boys. Giving us their thoughts on Saturday’s game at Spotland are County fan Mark Love and Rochdale fan David Chaffey. Photo courtesy of Mike Petch. Yesterday’s match in one word:Mark (County) – Businesslike.David (Rochdale) – Frustrating.
Following our article we published on Sunday – A Tribute To Bredbury Hall – we have been contacted by Linder Myers Solicitors regarding the fact that former employees of Bredbury Hall could still get up to 90 days’ pay. Due to the fact employees of Bredbury Hall were not consulted over the decision, they may be entitled to claim a protective award, which could result in them being awarded three months’ pay, which could be a real lifeline to those facing redundancy, especially in these difficult circumstances we’re all going through at the moment. If you’re a former employee of
Checking into the hotel on a Saturday night, picking up your room card and having a chat with the friendly members of staff who all know you as a regular. Cheeky bottle of vodka in your room with your mates, with a few 80s or 90s bangers playing to accompany your shit, shower and shave. Heading down to the residents’ bar for a couple of drinks, and always chuckling at the mix of Stockport locals and stags and hens from across the UK descending on this weird and wonderful place in Bredbury. Sticking on your wristband and heading down the
If you’re on any of the various social media channels, and you live in Stockport, you’ll have probably come across the mouthwatering dishes being served up by Andy James, owner of the town’s exciting new eatery Ate Days A Week, situated on Vernon Street just down the hill from the market. For our latest Business Of The Day feature, Andy spoke to The Viaduct about the launch of his new venture. Ate Days A Week. Named after a famous Beatles song and a cracking name for a business! Are you a massive Beatles fan yourself or did you just choose
Our latest Business Of The Day to feature is J Atherton Painter & Decorator, a Stockport-based company ensuring a complete professional service from start to finish. John’s extremely busy at the moment, fully booked until February, but we managed to grab five minutes of his time for a quick chat. If you’re looking to have your house decorated in 2021, contact John on 07985 256342 for a free quotation, or email email@example.com. For further information, head over to j-atherton.co.uk. When did you first set up your painting and decorating business?December 2001. What made you decide to go into painting and
Kate O’Brien, 38, works as an artist, with her own shop and studio in Stockport’s historic Market Hall. She was born in Nottingham, raised in Whaley Bridge, and moved to Stockport around ten years ago. Favourite Stockport pub? It depends on what mood I’m in really, and there are so many good ones now, especially around the market place. Last time I ventured out I really enjoyed the cocktails at The Good Rebel; the Espresso Martinis are particularly awesome! I can’t really see any need to venture into Manchester anymore with places like this on the doorstep. Favourite Stockport restaurant?
After losing at Torquay on Saturday, Stockport County picked up their first win of the new National League season last night, coming from a goal behind to beat FC Halifax Town 2-1. The Viaduct looks back on last night’s game by speaking to County fan Matt Stambach, and Halifax fan Alex Tepielow. Yesterday’s match in one word:Matt – Exciting.Alex – Encouraging. Pre-match thoughts:Matt – I was certainly hoping to see a reaction from the players after the last minute defeat at Torquay.Alex – Hoping for a Town win. Post-match thoughts:Matt – Pleased with the win. Halifax looked a decent side
Simply reading the title of this article might be enough to give you a hangover. But Cheadle Hulme resident Richard Gottfried didn’t feel too rough after paying a visit to all 250 pubs, bars and clubs in Stockport. In fact, he felt as fresh as a daisy. Because he didn’t touch a drop of alcohol. Well, he wasn’t allowed to, as he completed this quirky challenge during this year’s lockdown, when all licensed premises were closed for a few months. The Viaduct loves interesting stories such as this one, so we caught up with Richard to tell us more about
Matt Stambach, 33, lives in Reddish and works as a Private Client Tax Manager. Born at Stepping Hill, he has lived in Stockport his whole life, apart from a two-year hiatus in central Cheshire. Favourite Stockport pub? The Griffin in Heald Green. Favourite Stockport restaurant? The Blue Nile in Hazel Grove. Favourite Stockport shop? The Stockport County club shop! Best thing about Stockport? Edgeley Park. Funniest thing you’ve ever seen in Stockport? Saw a car come out of a car park on a frosty day, slide across the road, hit the curb and very slowly roll over. The driver was
The Viaduct speaks to Kate O’Brien, a Stockport-based artist who creates original and unique hand-painted artwork and gifts depicting the beautiful architecture and scenery in the town. To check out Kate’s work, have a look at kate-obrien.co.uk. Thanks for joining us Kate. First, as you’re an artist, we’ll ask you the most important question. Is Banksy really Neil Buchanan from Art Attack?Wouldn’t that be hilarious?! Seriously though, some of the ‘Big Attacks’ Neil did were awesome, so you never know! You were brought up in Derbyshire. That must have been a nice scenic place to live for an aspiring artist?Definitely! I used