Stockport Talking Newspaper – the history of Jonathan Alcock and Sons

Stockport Talking Newspaper – the history of Jonathan Alcock and Sons


Recently we were delighted to be asked to talk about the history of Jonathan Alcock and Sons (all 160 years of it!) for Stockport Talking Newspaper.

Our Director Sarah went along and as with one of the oldest established firms in the Cheadle District there was a lot of history and stories to share! You can learn more about our history here

Sarah, who is 5th Generation of the Alcock family runs through a timeline of how Alcocks first came to be, how we have changed and developed through the many years we have been supporting local families across Stockport, up until present day.

Sarah also shared some lovely (and funny!) memories from her childhood and growing up in the funeral industry, from working in her Aunty Mary’s General & Drapery Store on Cheadle High Street to visiting her Uncle John’s Undertakers in America and being dropped off for school once in a Hearse!

We hope you enjoy listening!

The Talking Newspaper Association was founded in 1977 by the late Mr Granville Jones and is a registered charity. It is based a Walthew House in Stockport where they have their recording studio.

As well as weekly local news, the Stockport talking Newspaper also include a sample of an RNIB audio publication, such as Good Housekeeping, Which, BBC History, plus regular “Infosound” about relevant Visually Impaired matters and a comprehensive list of local events.

Their charitable service to the Blind and Visually Impaired community continues to be free of charge, provided by a team of dedicated volunteers.

It is a wonderful service, and we were delighted to play a small part. Thanks for having us Stockport Talking Newspaper. You can find out more about them here.

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