Heaton Chapel, Mersey, Moor and Norris are known locally as the Four Heatons, but currently this area designation does not formally exist. Many visitors, and even residents, are unsure exactly where the Heatons’ boundaries lie.
A new group, Heatons Heritage Society (HHS) has been set up and one of its aims is to promote, improve and develop the heritage and conservation of the Four Heatons, for the benefit of the community, so encouraging involvement and ownership. All four of The Heatons will have equal status and representation by HHS.
The Four Heatons Brand
The Four Heatons are represented by four ‘H’s locking together to create a positive outlook. In an attempt to clarify the location and identity of each of The Heatons, new colour-coded signage has been created, signposting each district. These signs were funded by HHS, with the support of the Heatons and Reddish Area Committee, Friends of Heaton Chapel Station and SMBC. ‘WELCOME TO THE FOUR HEATONS’ signs on some of the gateway roads into each area are also underway.
Free A3 colour Heritage Trail walk leaflets for three of The Heatons (Moor, Chapel and Norris) have been published whilst signage and a trail leaflet for Heaton Mersey have been designed, ready to go into production. Hopefully this area will soon be actively involved, as is the Love Heaton Norris group, which is closely connected with HHS.
HHS meets occasionally in the Moor Club. Membership is £2 a year, slips available at Mary’s Flower Basket. For more information, email HeatonsHeritageSociety@gmail.com