Remembering the fallen soldiers of Styal – Heroes of Adventure

Today, 96 years since Armistice was declared, and the First World War ended, people around the world remember those who courageously gave their lives. At 11 o’clock this morning, the staff and volunteers of Quarry Bank gathered in the Heroes of Adventure exhibition to observe the two minutes silence. Styal village lost 24 men in…

A brief history of Quarry Bank

Over the past year I have been bringing you stories of Quarry Bank from the past and the present. However, I realise that I’ve never given you a linear account of the history of Quarry Bank, instead delving in and out of some of the more interesting spots in the property’s history – a highlight reel…

It was thiiiiiis big…

Well aren’t I spoiling you all with two posts this week! Today, as I crossed over the bridge to enter the Mill, I spotted one of our rangers, Tim, in the Mill Yard, who promptly raised up the giant fish in his arms and yelled “salmon!” at me.  Oddly, not the strangest way I’ve been greeted…

Treasure from the Archive – The Gregs

As part of the project to restore and reunite all the parts of Quarry Bank, our archive is finally being properly catalogued, and the archive cataloguing team, led by Ally and Jane have already found some really intriguing finds. This week I’ll be looking at a selection of objects which relate to the Greg family, but in…

The Greg’s “Pleasure Grounds”

I’ve mentioned a few times here about the £1.4 million appeal that we launched back in February to allow us to restore parts of Quarry Bank to its former glory. However, whilst we here at the property have a shining vision of the culmination of these efforts, we understand that you might not be able to…