Special guests unveil two new plaques to celebrate Stockport's musical history

By Alasdair Perry

10th Jun 2024 | Local News

The plaque was unveiled as part of a walking tour on Sunday 9 June. Pictured left to right: John Barratt, walk leader / Stockport Music Story | Peter Hook | Peter Tattersall, Inter-City Studios and Strawberry Studios founder | Clint Boon | Dr Peter Wadsworth, music historian (Image - Alasdair Perry)
The plaque was unveiled as part of a walking tour on Sunday 9 June. Pictured left to right: John Barratt, walk leader / Stockport Music Story | Peter Hook | Peter Tattersall, Inter-City Studios and Strawberry Studios founder | Clint Boon | Dr Peter Wadsworth, music historian (Image - Alasdair Perry)

Two new plaques were unveiled yesterday in Stockport town centre, celebrating the town's musical history.

They were unveiled during a walking tour of Stockport's musical history on SUnday 9 June. Present were special guests Peter Hook, Clint Boon, Peter Tattersall, Dr Peter Wadsworth, and former mayor of Stockport Walter Brett.

The first mural is sited at 16-18 Great Underbank in Stockport town centre, and commemorates Inter-City Studios, which was based on the first floor of that building (the ground floor was formerly the Nield and Hardy music store).

Inter-City studios was founded by Peter Tattersall in 1967, and was the precursor to Strawberry Studios, which was established in 1968.