Woodley, Greater Manchester
Woodley is a suburb in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. It is situated on the east side of the Peak Forest Canal, next to Bredbury, Romiley and the boundary with Tameside, at Gee Cross.
Route 330 runs regularly between Stockport and Ashton-under-Lyne via Bredbury, Hyde and Dukinfield. Route 382 runs between Stockport and Woodley, via Bredbury and Romiley.
Woodley is situated close to J25 of the M60 Manchester orbital motorway. The A560 passes through the suburb, which runs between Altrincham, Stockport, Gee Cross and Hattersley.
Woodley has two primary schools:
- Woodley Primary School, previously called Woodley Infant and Junior schools. The school also ran a nursery which was next to (and connected to) Woodley Methodist Church.
- Greave Primary School, in Greave, on the border with Romiley.
Primary school aged children can also attend a nearby school in neighbouring Bredbury: St. Marks C. of E. Primary School on Redhouse Lane; this was the original infant and junior school for the locality.
Woodley is home to four pubs: The White Hart, The Railway, The Navigation and The Woodley Arms. These pubs form the start of the Ring of Death, a pub crawl that takes in Woodley, Bredbury, Romiley and ends in Greave. The Ring of Death used to consist of twenty pubs in total and was a traditional marathon undertaken by locals at Christmas.
Woodley was also home to the recently transformed snooker palace which, following the removal of its snooker tables, became the Palace Bar; it is now closed and up for sale.
Woodley is the home of semi-professional football club Stockport Town. They are currently members of the North West Counties League Division One South, the tenth tier of English football, and play at Stockport Sports Village.
Stockport Sports Village is located in Woodley; facilities include a gym, sauna, football pitches and fitness courses.
Woodley Cricket Club play their home matches at their facilities on High Lane.
Mills of Woodley
- Woodley Mill
- Thorn Works (formerly Middle Mill)
- Wellington Works (formerly Botany Mill)
- Wood Mill, Woodley
- Top Mill
- Star Mill
- Ian Templeman. "www.nwcfl.com - News - Stockport Town Admitted To The NWCFL". nwcfl.com. Retrieved 15 November 2015.