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Mr Monkey visits Staircase House and the Stockport Story, 10th August

"Neither is really a clear view, you know"

Mr Monkey looking at Stockport market hall from the 19th century parlour Mr Monkey looking at the window of the wartime bedroom

Mr Monkey peered out of the window of the Regency parlour to see the covered market. This was built in 1861 at a cost of £4423 and was known as the Glass Umbrella until the sides were enclosed in 1898. Ephraim Marks, of Marks & Spencer fame, had a stall here. Mr Monkey thought the old glass distorted the view too much so he ran next door, only to find that someone had put tapes across the window in case someone started dropping bombs.

You can read about the history of Stockport Market at the Stockport council website.

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