Edmund Shaa blue plaque in Mottram in Longdendale

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Sir Edmund Shaa Lord Mayor of London, 1482 A man of Mottram who found fortune in London. He founded Stockport Grammar School and Woodhead Chapel. He financed the building of Mottram Church Tower.

Sir Edmund Shaa or Shaw (died 20 April 1488) was a London goldsmith, Sheriff of London in 1475 and Lord Mayor of London in 1482. Shaa lent money to Edward IV and, as mayor (at least), was extensively involved in the coronation of Edward IV’s brother Richard III. He was later knighted and made a member of the Privy Council.

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