Timmy Mallett’s cult status took off in the 1980s and is one of the borough’s most colourful characters.
Forget Tim Henman and Andy Murray. Stockport’s very own Wimbledon champion has left a sporting legacy and a reputable clothing brand.
Born at Wyberslegh Hall near Marple, Christopher Isherwood is one of Stockport’s most prominent authors, who provided the inspiration for the musical, Cabaret.
As one of the country’s most iconic journalists and broadcasters, the now Right Honourable Baroness Bakewell of Stockport, is perhaps the nearest to homegrown royalty.
Peter Boardman is perhaps Stockport’s most notable adventurer, living a life as an accomplished mountaineer.