Wednesday, 14 May 2014
R is for Reddish
Reddish was originally a rural settlement in Lancashire but expanded to become a mixed industrial and residential area during the 19th century and it developed rapidly during the Industrial Revolution.
Reddish became an urban district in 1894 but it merged with Stockport in 1901 and the boundary between Lancashire and Cheshire was moved to place it in Cheshire. In 1974 Stockport became a metropolitan borough in the ceremonial county of Greater Manchester.
These signs are on Broadstone Road approaching Holdsworth Square.
See Wikipedia for a more detailed history of Reddish.
A contribution to ABC Wednesday and signs, signs.