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The Three Shires, built 1580
Stockport is a town and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester. As well as Stockport itself, the borough includes a number of other towns including Cheadle and Cheadle Hulme. Stockport town was originally in Cheshire, but parts of the borough were originally in Lancashire. Stockport was known at one time for the manufacture of hats.

LGBT history

There was a Stockport CHE group in the 1970s.

Reg Turner and Eric Turner ran the bar at the Duke of Clarence Hotel from 1961 and celebrated 24 years as a couple in April 1976 [1].

John Amaechi was brought up in Heaton Moor, Stockport.

People Like Us Stockport (PLUS) is Stockport's LGBT social group.[2]

The Base is a group for LGBTQ people under 25.[3]


  1. Gay News issue 92 page 10 April 8-21 1976. Gay News wished the couple 'many more years together at this popular gay venue'