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Britain By Car - A Motoring History

Stockport

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Today these have largely been replaced by medical, financial, IT and retail services.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.

An extensive collection of historic advertising material, going back more than 100 years, which includes a wide range of motoring publications. 

Location
Unit 14, Adswood Industrial Estate, Adswood Road, Stockport, SK3 8LF.

Date
2017 – present.

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

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

Date
1919 – 1933/4