Way back in April 1966 a number of enthusiastic antique arms, armour and medal collectors assembled in a Stockport hostelry. From these humble beginnings the Stockport and District Militaria Collectors Society was born. Nothing unusual in that you might think except that in April 2022 we will be celebrating our 56th birthday, surely a tribute to the member’s strong support for this fascinating hobby and surely one of the oldest arms collectors society in the country. So strong was the enthusiasm that there was a time when we had to restrict membership!

Our first arms collectors fair was held in 1968 appropriately enough in the local Cheshire Territorial Army Barracks followed for many years by much larger events at the palatial Stockport Town Hall.  Following problems caused by the Covid pandemic and the Afghanistan refugee crisis we are hoping to resume our popular and successful  arms fairs under the expert management of  long term club members, Carole and David, who are well known in the arms collecting society. We have a new venue, the Stockport Masonic Guildhall, 169-171 Wellington Rd South, Stockport SK1 3UA and our first events on November 12th, 2022.

The popularity of these arms fairs allows the society to give continued financial support to Broughton House, Salford a home for disabled servicemen, the Royal British Legion and Cancer Research U.K. A fact we are very proud of.

Of importance to members are the Monday evening meetings held on the first Monday of the month at the the LMRCA Club, 265 Edgeley Rd, Stockport SK3 0TR, where members discuss items from their own collections and there is a short auction.

The activities of this long running, enthusiastic and above all friendly society can be found on our web site For those of you living in the north, why not give it a try you could be pleasantly surprised.