6th Territorial Force Battalion of
the Cheshire Regiment, [E, F, G, H Companies] ds 'D' Sqn Cheshire
4th VBCR, Volunteer Drill Hall, 'D,E,F,G,H,I 4VB Shaw heath [Stockport].'
'The Armoury and Drill Ground, belonging to the 6th Territorial
Force Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment, [E, F, G, H Companies],
are at the corner of Greek street and Shaw heath; the former, erected
in 1862, at a cost of £4,000, contains a regimental institute for
the officers, sergeants and privates, band room, sergeant-major's
and adjutant's offices, a spacious room for storing arms, and an
excellent drill shed, 180 feet long and 60 feet wide.' (Kelly 1914)
K14 also lists Cadets' head quarters in King street east.
It is now in use by A squadron 207 (Manchester) Field Hospital (Volunteers)
and Mortar Platoon B (Cheshire) Company The Kings and Cheshire Regiment
The completion of the drill hall featured in the Illustrated London
News in 1862.
This card was posted in August, 1920.
Clearly the premises were used by the local community; the sender
remarks: " ...this is the view of the Armoury where all the dances
are held. It is a very large place indeed." . Click
on image to enlarge.