Tuesday, 19 August 2014
F is for Fred Perry
The Fred Perry Way is a 14 mile walking route starting here at North Reddish Park.
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Its southern end is here at Woodford.
The route which was officially opened in 2002 combines rural footpaths, quiet lanes and river valleys with urban landscapes and parklands as here in Vernon Park.
Fred Perry was born at this house in Portwood in 1909.
He won the men's singles in 1934, 1935 and 1936 and was the last English men's tennis player to win Wimbledon. He was also a member of Britain's winning Davis Cup team from 1933 to 1936. and was made a freeman of Stockport in 1934.
More information can be found on the Stockport MBC website.
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