Sunday, 13 October 2013

Mourning orders promptly executed

This is a great ghost sign in Stockport market for Emersons tailors – amazing to think you could get an order made up in eight hours. I’m glad it’s survived the recent restoration to the area.

For those of you who think Stockport is all Primark and chavs, visit the market and think again. It’s been going over 750 years. It’s got a great museum based around an ancient staircase (yes it really is interesting), a museum telling the history of the town, and if you’re lucky you might just find the dungeons open. There’s a pretty Victorian covered market, a rather wonderful cheese hall, and the growing number of vintage shops will satisfy those with an eye for a bargain.

Just a couple of streets away, visit the truly fab art deco tea rooms at the Plaza – one of England’s hidden treasures. You could also delight yourself with a visit to the World War Two air raid shelters and the Hat Museum if you still have the energy.

By all means enjoy Primark and chav spotting, too.


  1. I've always loved this ghost sign

  2. Hello Gerald, it's great isn't it? Not sure my photography skills can do it justice!

  3. I'm indebted to the wonderful who point out there's a transcription of this ad at - which shows this blog post should have been titled "mourning orders". Ah well, live and learn.