Cheadle & Gatley

Local History

We have a large and thriving membership all keenly interested in Local History, and we continue to provide a varied and interesting programme of talks and visits all with a local theme.

Topics for talks have included:
Robert Barnes, the philanthropist who funded Barnes Hospital;
Hatting in Stockport;
the Victorians’ solution to Manchester’s water problems;
the Watts family of Burnage, Didsbury, Cheadle and Heaton Mersey with particular emphasis on their time at Abney Hall.
an excellent illustrated presentation on the history of Wythenshawe by Wythenshawe Local History Group;
Scientists, Engineers, Mathematicians and Medics Associated with Didsbury;
Gatley Hill House and the people who lived there;
the history and development of Marple.

These have been interspersed with fascinating visits, such as to Stockport Town Hall and St Thomas’ church, where we marvelled at their incredible interiors, Elizabeth Gaskell House with a talk about the writer, Manchester Cathedral and a Guided Tour of historic Marple to follow up the earlier talk.

The provisional programme for 2018 is as follows:

January            No meeting

February 7th   Talk by John Pollard Gatley Carrs 1500-2018: willow swamp to nature reserve

March 7th        Visit to Gorton Monastery

April 4th          Talk by Suzanne Hindle, Manchester Blue Plaque Guide
                        History of Wood Street Mission, Manchester

May 2nd           Readings by members of U3A Creative Writing Group led by Janet Farrall 
                        Historical Reminiscences

June 6th           Visit to the Peoples History Museum, Manchester

July 4th             (To be arranged) Talk by a group member or a visiting speaker

August              No meeting (summer break)

John Pollard 428 2150

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More Group Pages
Archaeology Book Group 1
Book Group 2 Bowling
Bridge Bus Pass, Day Trips & Holidays
Computing Help Group Craft & Sewing
Creative Writing Dining
Early Christianity Environment
Family History Gardening
German Conversation History
History of Art Local History
Lunchtime Concerts for free MOOCs
Painting and Drawing Poetry
Scrabble Singing for Pleasure
Spanish Theatre Visits
Ukulele Walking (Longer)
Walking (Short) Walking (Strollers)
Wine Appreciation