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Sunday 28th July

he first Stockport Pride event took place in 2017 and seems to be increasing in popularity as the years go by. Certainly last year’s rain didn’t dampen anyone’s enthusiasm. Stockport Pride is a free one-day annual festival celebrating equality and inclusion.The event begins with a parade from Redrock to the Market Place which begins at noon and from then on this will be the centre of activity with live entertainment on the Martyn Hett Stage which will include musicians and drag queens. There’ll also be local community groups and charities, as well as a selection of food and drink.

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At the time of going to press, the organisers were still asking for volunteers to help the event run smoothly and there were stalls still available too. Check the Stockport Pride Facebook page for more information.

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Sunday 11th August

his August will see the fifth annual Classic Vehicles Fair, which is held in the Market Place to coincide with that month’s Vintage Village in the indoor market hall. The event is always hugely popular and despite the cars and motorbikes on display coming from all sorts of eras, there is a very 50s feel to the event with Rock & Roll music providing the soundtrack. Steve Divall, of the Hare & Hounds Classic Vehicle Club is very much involved in organising the event, “We anticipate a lot of cars and motorcycles coming along this year. Some of the cars date from the 30s and many are extremely rare. One vehicle on display will be a Ford Anglia like that in the Harry Potter films and amazingly only 20 or so remain on the roads with over a million built. There will be some commercial vehicles, a Lomas ambulance owned by the grandson of the company’s founder, a land rover based military vehicle which saw service in the Falklands and an Austin Allegro estate of which only seven remain. Trophies for the best car and bike will be presented by the Mayor of Stockport who will have a tour of the vehicles on show.”

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Monday 26th August

oughleys Bike Show began in 1999, when Andy Roughley was working at the Bulls Head in the Market Place. On the August bank holiday he invited some of his mates to come down and meet up, they asked the market buskers to come down and play some tunes for them and the idea for an annual Charity event was born. In the years following Roughleys Bike Show has extended to include Christmas Toy Runs and Easter Egg Runs. Both have proven rather popular with hundreds of eggs and gifts donated and hundred of bikers dressing up and joining in the fun. The event has settled into a new home in Petersgate where 7,000 people turned up to last year’s show to see custom bikes from all over the country and watch live music on the main stage throughout the day and into the night.

The three charities supported by the event have remained the same over the years: The National Association for Bikers with a Disability (N.A.B.D), The Rainbow Trust Childrens Charity and The Together Trust.

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