Ann Coffey

Monthly Archives: July 2013


Stockport Express Column – July 2013

Whenever I see Stockport’s famous Viaduct towering above our town, I never cease to be was struck by its imposing and majestic structure.

At the time of its construction it was the largest viaduct in the world and represented a major feat of Victorian engineering. It was a key pioneering feature of the railway age carrying trains, people and prosperity between Manchester and Birmingham.

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Banging the Drum for Mental Health

Stockport Progress and Recovery Centre (SPARC) in Cale Green, which helps people with mental health problems, has used a lottery grant to buy an electronic drum kit and recording equipment for their new music studio.

The centre was established as charity in 1985 and supports adults who have a mental health problem http://www.sparc4me.org.uk/ Ann plays the drums with volunteer Dave Rourke.

Elm Court fun

The summer Fair at Elm’s Court sheltered housing scheme in Offerton was a lovely event. In the picture with me is with Brendan Cojeen from the Wellspring – whose son lives at Elm Court, which is a housing association scheme for older people and people with disabilities. Everyone has their own flat.