Bredbury

Warth Meadows Track

Welkin Road
Bredbury
STOCKPORT

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Type: Cinder (no longer exists - grassed over), 400m/440y, lanes, lane straight

Authority: Stockport
Ceremonial County: Greater Manchester

NUTS Name: Bredbury

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OS National Grid Reference: SJ 910914
National Grid Reference: 391000, 391400

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A-Z Greater Manchester 7K 153
A-Z Manchester 6B 128
OS Pathfinder Map: 724

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Other Info:

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This location was opposite Welkin Mill which is now used by Buckleys Colour Printers on Welkin Road. It was thought to be originally part of the sports ground for Stockport Technical School. A local newspaper report dated 3rd June 1949 identifes the scheme to lay the track at what had been the refuse tip at Warth Meadows as part of an Education Committee plan. However, although an oval track is clearly shown here on several maps, it might never have been a proper cinder track. A separate source says that much later Stockport College of Further & Higher Education (formerly the Technical School) had the area cleared and a concrete edge was set up but no track was ever laid. The ground was however turned into two grass football pitches with a pavilion for Stockport council in 1999.

Last update: 27/08/2001

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