The Four Heatons have grown into popular residential suburbs over the years, each with its own identity. The area plays host to a range of good local shops, cafe bars, restaurants, traditional pubs and an independent cinema. Its architecture, parks, open spaces, and leafy, tree-lined streets tell the story of the rise of Victorian and Edwardian affluence, which built the foundations of the vibrant and busy community we know today. High on a ridge, with panoramic views to the Peak District, Cheshire Plain and the Pennines, the Heatons presented an attractive and healthy place to live for wealthy families in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Much of the Heatons is now protected by conservation areas. Join the authors on a unique journey around the Heatons, and learn more about the area's fascinating history and development through time.
Phil Page is a part-time English lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University and a working professional photographer. He is a volunteer at Stockport Image Library and has participated in exhibitions at The Heaton's Library. He has lived in Heaton Mersey for 30 years. Ian Littlechilds is a professional photographer and author.