Britain By Car - A Motoring History


Like nearby Manchester, Stockport’s industrial roots lie in the textile trade.  Initially this was the silk industry, but later cotton and allied trades, particularly hat making.

Today these have largely been replaced by medical, financial, IT and retail services. The 22-arch railway viaduct, built in 1840, still dominates the town’s landscape.

Willys Overland Crossley

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A joint venture between Crossley and US manufacturer Willys-Overland, designed to widen the UK company's product range.

Crossley Road, Heaton Chapel, Stockport; the location today is known as: Sir Richard  Fairey Road, Heaton Chapel, Stockport SK4 5DY.

1919 – 1933/4

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