17 Facts About Reddish


Reddish is an area in Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England.

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The Reddish family were major landowners in the area from at least 1212 to 1613 when title passed by marriage to the Coke family.

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At that time, Reddish contained "neither post-office, schoolmaster, lawyer, doctor, nor pawnshop".

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Reddish Spinning Company, partly owned by Houldsworth, opened in 1870.

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Reddish took its share of the decline in Lancashire cotton production and finishing.

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Reddish WMC was founded by in 1845 by millowner Robert Hyde Greg as a Mechanics' Institute and Library.

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Reddish was a township in the ancient parish of Manchester, but lay outside the Manor of Manchester.

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In 1901, after petitioning the Local Government Board, Stockport expanded into several areas including the whole of Reddish, described by Arrowsmith as Stockport's "greatest prize".

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Parliamentary constituency of Denton and Reddish has been represented by Labour MP Andrew Gwynne since 2005.

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Reddish is divided into two wards for the purpose of electing councillors to Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council.

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Reddish is a densely populated area and is near to affluent parts of Greater Manchester, such as Heaton Chapel and Heaton Moor.

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Reddish continues to be an attraction to many people in the Greater Manchester area to work, live and relax.

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The modern South Reddish ward contains a small area that was traditionally part of Heaton Chapel and Heaton Norris; some of Reddish has been transferred to Heaton Chapel.

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Reddish played host to three railway lines, two railway stations and a traction depot.

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The station at Reddish South contained a large goods yard and trade through the station played an important role, alongside the canal, in the industrialisation of the area.

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Midland was given notice to leave Piccadilly in the same year that Reddish North opened and construction of Manchester Central railway station started.

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Reddish falls in the Diocese of Manchester for the Church of England, and the Diocese of Salford for the Roman Catholic Church.

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