This meeting is to start getting together a crowd to open a Hackspace in
Stockport. Want to find out more about what a hackspace is? Check out
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackspace for (a few) more details, and
consider looking around http://hackerspaces.org.
We’ll be at the Grey Horse Public House on Saturday 18th July at 7pm. Please
show your interest by clicking “I’m going” on the Upcoming Event Page at
The meeting will discuss further the research we’ve done towards getting a
permanent location, more discussions on funding, talking about our current
and possible future projects, and much more (hopefully)!
Want to start the discussion already? Join the mailing list at
http://groups.google.com/group/stockporthackspace or drop in to the IRC
channel on the Freenode network
If you’ve got an IRC client, which supports the IRC URL, click irc://
irc.freenode.net/#StockportHackspace otherwise, feel free to join us through
How to get there
Remember, although this is listed with a Stockport Postcode, the venue for
this event is within the M60, and closer to Manchester City Centre than
Didsbury, with very frequent train and bus links, plus easy access to major
routes into Manchester and Stockport.
- By Train
Take the train from either Stockport (STP) or Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) to
Heaton Chapel (HTC) train station which is approximately a 15 minute walk
from the pub, or you can also get the train to Reddish North (RDN) station
from Manchester Piccadilly, which is about a 30 minute walk away.
- By Bus
If you want to get the bus, the 42A and 173 buses go right past the pub and
the mill, while the 203 bus stops just up the road (at Holdsworth Square)
and the 192 stops on Stockport Road (the A6).
42A Bus Timetable: http://www.gmpte.com/upload/routemaps/42A_27104.pdf
173 Bus Timetable: http://www.gmpte.com/upload/routemaps/173_27235.pdf
192 Bus Timetable: http://www.gmpte.com/upload/routemaps/192_27142.pdf
203 Bus Timetable: http://www.gmpte.com/upload/routemaps/203_27276.pdf
- By Car
For those in cars or who live nearby, here are two different maps of the
same place by different organisation:
There’s also a third map at the top of the Upcoming web page where the venue
The pub has an attached carpark and there are lots of nearby side streets.
(Please feel free to forward this to any other appropriate mailing lists
which cover events in the area.)