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Stockport’s Giant Leap T

housands of frog hunters have been hopping into Stockport over the summer to follow the trail to seek out 19 frogs. But did you manage to discover their 3 friends – bonus frogs – who have sneaked onto the lily pads too! It’s been great to see so many businesses getting in on the frog act too. Stockport Gin have even produced a limited edition Frog gin to celebrate the Giant Leap.

1 Sir Norman Frogster (1)

Paul McDowell, Prospect Vale Primary School Hello humans, I am Sir Norman Frogster the architect. I design amazing buildings I build ALL over the world but I avoid France...I want to keep my legs, thank you very much. Sponsored by Totally Stockport

Sir Lovealot (2)

Pauline Wood, St Thomas’ School We were delighted to create our design for “The Light Cinema”. All the children took part, from Nursery to year 6 children. Since then I have been delighted by the wonderfully positive comments made by the many families and visitors who have seen our frog on Stockport’s Frog Trail what a wonderful project to be part of! Sponsored by The Light Cinema

This Little Guiding Frog of Mine (3)

Kirsty Brown I joined up with Girlguiding Stockport who wanted an artist for their frog who already had a connection with the organisation. ‘This Little Guiding Frog of Mine’ was chosen as the winning design and name and the girls feel a sense of pride in visiting “their” frog. Sponsored by Girlguiding Stockport

BUSter (4)

Annette Cobley I was excited to be part of the Stockport giant leap project, celebrating Stockport’s unique character and combining its iconic elements of hats, the 192 bus and frogs! The brief was to celebrate a legend of Stockport and I chose the 192 bus, having spent many interesting journeys on this bus. I hope he makes my fellow Stopfordians smile. Sponsored by Stagecoach

This Little Piggy went to Market (5)

Kate O’Brien As someone who paints scenes and architecture around Stockport for a living and I was really keen for my frog to showcase Market Place, this unique and stunning part of our town. I have loved being involved and continue to see many families on days out enjoying the trail. Sponsored by Stockport Council

Nexphibian (6)

Nick Lowndes I was asked by Nexperia to produce a design that would reflect their company as a

global leader in the production of semiconductor components. The use of circuit boards lends itself to my graphic style of illustration as does the bold colour palette. It’s rewarding to see all of the frogs displayed around Stockport and I feel proud to have been a part of the project. Sponsored by Nexperia

Fanatical Freddie (14)

Caroline Daly It’s important in this digital age to keep town centres thriving and the frogs are a fun way to get people to visit Stockport, maybe for the first time. It’s also a great way to encourage people to be active by walking around and exploring and an excellent free activity for families to do KermIT (7) too- my daughter loves them. It’s nice to Louise Barson think I’m using my art to bring some joy to I had to learn new techniques to apply the people. poetry in binary digital lettering that is Sponsored by Concentrix  central to my Charming Digital Prince. It has been rewarding to engage with people Strawberry Fields (15) enjoying the Art Trail who are taking part Plunge Creations in my photo competition and my frog’s Celebrating Stockport’s musical heritage summer love story on social media.                                                         Sponsored by Marketing Stockport Sponsored by Amshire IT Solutions

Edgeleap (8)

Douglas Hutton Sponsored by C&C Insurance Brokers

Prince Regent (9)

Douglas Hutton Sponsored by Orbit Developments


Sir Hopsalot (16)

Toubie Jack Sponsored by Orbit Developments

Golding (17)

Sponsored and designed by Robinsons Brewery

Mrs Mersey, the hoppy shopper (18)

Lindsey Anderson and Debbie Hancock Sponsored by Merseyway Shopping Artist: Ian Dawber with his frog artist help- Centre er, grandaughter Evie Rudd Sponsored by Holiday Inn Express Robert (19)

Cornelius (10)

Midas (11)

sponsored by Stockport College

Ferdinand (12)

Helen Watts Sponsored by Spring & Co

Chemit (13)

Emma Yates & Beth Sciambarella Sponsored by BASF



Caroline Dowsett Sponsored by CDS

Foster the Frog (20)

Sponsored by Stockport Fostering

Lillian Phibian (21)

Sponsored by Europlanters

FrogPie (22)

Sponsored by musicMagpie




Totally Stockport Magazine Issue 9  

Everything thats great in Stockport Town Centre, Whats On and Whats New

Totally Stockport Magazine Issue 9  

Everything thats great in Stockport Town Centre, Whats On and Whats New