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Christmas Coffee Morning at Tameside Local Studies Library

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Lancashire Local History Federation Newsletter

Download a copy here. There is an article about Tameside Heritage Open Days.

Audenshaw Local History Society

Click here to download a copy of our Magazine Past and Present

We have here to download the revamped version of our Series of History Talks historyclubposter


Conference invitation from Tameside Council, Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group and Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust:

Ensuring that the public voice and opinion is at the heart of the public sector is key to designing approaches and strategies that both meet the needs of our communities and also respond to the challenging times faced by public sector organisations.

As part of this, we will be hosting a conference to provide opportunity to hear more about these approaches and also get involved in workshops/discussions about a set of specific programmes and developments.

We would like to invite you to join us on:

Friday 13th October
9.30am - 2pm
Main Hall at Hyde Town Hall

Due to venue capacity we request that you book in advance and spaces are initially limited to 2 per organisation. Please register by 29th September at which point we will start to allocate any remaining places. You can book a place via the following link:

Book Through Eventbrite - click here

If you would like additional places, please send details to deborah.roberts@tgh.nhs.uk and we will add to a waiting list.

Samuel Laycock

1 October 1867 - Samuel Laycock left his post as Librarian / Caretaker at Stalybridge Mechanics Institution to take a similar post at Fleetwood - in commemoration of this event a talk is to take place at the Tameside History Club held at the Local Studies Library in Ashton-under-Lyne

THIS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER OLD LOCAL POET, THIS IS SAMUEL LAYCOCK, the most celebrated local dialect author, who wrote stories, songs, and hymns, as well as poems. His most famous works are "Bonny Brid" and "Bowton's Yard". This is what he undertook in the spare time he had when he wasn't working, in the local cotton mill, in his photography shop in Mossley, and at the Stalybridge Mechanics Institute. This year marks the 150th Anniversary of Samuel Laycock leaving Stalybridge to go and live on the Fylde coast ..... so the event at 2.00pm on Wednesday 18 October, with an illustrated slide show, is the launch of a new book on Samuel which is entitled ....... "Remembered Still" ...... hope to see you there !!!

Tameside History Club

Heritage Open Days 2017

hods2017 please click here to download the full leaflet

late addition


Tameside Canal Boat Trust, Portland Basin Wharf, Ashton under Lyne, OL7 0QA

Free canal boat trips "behind closed doors" - up through the lock and back, which is not normally part of our public trips.

Friday 8th and Saturday 9th Sept; 11.00 am, 12.30, 1.45 and 3.00 pm

Tameisde History Club Talks

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Click to download a copy of this leaflet

New Book Mossley RNLI by Shirley Howard and Alison Wild

It is the 50th year since the Mossley branch started. Shirley and Alison will be at The George Lawton Hall on Friday 1st September at 11.00am to sign copies. A celebratory cake and a short talk by Alison Wild.

Sales to help fund a new lifeboat at Lytham St Annes.

Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre

Making Friends with the Archives

30 May 'Living the Poor Life'
27 June 'How does your Garden Grow?
26 September 'The Great
31 October 'On the Move - Canals and Railways


24 May Lancashire Cotton Famine with Alice Lock
19 September Tracing Your Family History with Trish Phillips
8 November Historical Research using British Newspapers with Denise Bates

All need to be booked at Local Studies 342 4242

Dig Greater Manchester Archaeology Festival 2017

Venue: Fairfield Moravian Settlement, Droylsden Tameside M43 6AD (All parking At Fairfield High School, Fairfield Avenue M43 6ED Thanks)

Date & Time: Saturday 24 June 2017 12noon - 5pm

The Settlement was built in 1785 and its buildings and cobbled streets remain largely unchanged today.

We are offering:

Walk 1 - Maximum 20 places at 2pm This will be around the original border of the site looking at what the pre-industrial landscape would have been like when Manchester was a small, distant village.

Walk 2 - Maximum 20 places at 3.15pm Tour round Settlement taking in its history and changes (Please book these walks with Eventbrite details to follow shortly)

Settlement Museum click to download the latest museum leaflet.

Exhibition - About Tameside's Local Archaeology and History

Light Refreshments available


Events to commemorate 100 years since the munitions explosion that occurred on June 13th 1917 in Ashton-under-Lyne

Tuesday 13th June 2017 at 4:20 St Peter's children will be performing a song cycle in Ashton Town centre (at the market) to mark exactly 100 years since the tragic event

Thursday 22nd June at 6:30 St Peter's Church will be hosting an evening where the children from St Peter's school will perform the song cycle - with all donations given to The Royal British Legion

Wednesday 19th July & Thursday 20th July at 6:00 St Peter's Year 6 children's end-of-year production'BLAST!', (a musical written by the children) to be held at St Peter's CE Primary School -tickets available from the school - 3.00 each.

Click below to download a copy of the latest Tameside Cultural Events booklet.
Over 50 events from March - September 2017: Download here.
Tameside Local Plan - consultation 23 March - 6th April

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council recently announced its intention to prepare a new Local Plan, that once adopted will replace the saved policies of its existing 2004 Unitary Development Plan. The Local Plan will reflect the context provided by national policy, guidance and the emerging Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) and set out the vision, objectives and local planning policies to guide development in the Borough up to at least 2035. The Council invited views about what the new Local Plan ought to contain between Monday 23 January 2017 and Monday 6 March 2017. The representations made in relation to this consultation are currently being considered. Please download the full document here.

Hurst St John Craft Fair on Saturday 1st April - lots to do and see download the flyer

16th March a walk around old Ashton (Alan Rose's) with Alice Lock meet at Ashton Parish church Stamford St near People First, at 12 oclock then onto Local Studies for Larysa's last day.

20th March the unveiling of the Arthur Brooke Blue Plaque at Molly Malones pub George St Ashton 2pm, a low key event.

25th March a hard hat tour of Old Chapel Dukinfield limited places contact 07542001003.

2nd April A grave yard tour at St George's Mossley meet at 1pm stout shoes, no dogs, limited places of 30 email chris or Shirley Howard and Rita Vaughan.

5th April 1-3pm Pond Dipping at Gorse Hall with Lesley Bardsley and Friends of Gorse Hall meet at main entrance High St Stalybridge.

Unveiling of the Ousey marble at Ryecroft Hall 24th March contact Julie Fisher and trip to Carnforth.

Audenshaw Local History Society Annual Trip

Saturday 29th of July - Ryecroft Hall 08.30 pick up then Prince of Orange bus lay-by in Ashton 09.00 then onto Carnforth Stn where we will have ample time to look round the visitors centre & Museum , also sample a Home made soup or Cream Tea from the famous 'Buffet Bar' or stroll onto the town.

Then after, we travel to Lancaster where we have 3 to 4 hours ........ At Leisure 5.pm return..
The cost is 15.

Tameside History on Your Doorstep Research Group - don't forget all welcome to sort the Reporter old photos will bring back memories of all things past every Thursday at Local Studies 1pm.

Masterclass in researching your Military Family History Wednesday 22nd March at Tameside local Studies - booking essential. click here for poster with more information
Trip to Whitby organised by the Frienda of Ashton Parish church, Click to download their poster for more information
Trip to Arley Hall and Knutsford, suggested day 15th June - likely cost will be around 10 for transport and 10 entrance to the hall. We will be asking for deposits soon, more information at our AGM on 28th February - see home page for details

Old Chapel, Dukinfield can now prepare for the repairs to this most important building, thanks to a large grant from Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Click here for PRESS RELEASE
Mossley Town Team has launched their WW1 Blue Plague Trail in conjunction with Mossley Civic society and Mossley Town Council. Click here for a detailed leaflet
Next Talk of Tameside Family History Group will be a presentation by members of the History on Your Doorstep Group about their research into the Cockbrook area of Ashton-under-Lyne at Old Chapel Schoolrooms, Dukinfield, Wednesday 9th November 2016 doors open 7.00pm
Next Talk of Tameside Family History Group will be about "Belle Vue" Remembered by Frank Rhodes inaugural award winner celebrating world renowned science historian and advocate of Manchester's Heritage Professor - John Pickstone. Old Chapel Schoolrooms, Dukinfield, Wednesday 12th October doors open 7.00pm
Tameside Fun Palace - Saturday 1st October 10.00am - 3.00pm, a team of family history researchers will be there to help, Tameside History Forum will be there with members and various book publications. Also two presentations about DNA and Family History Mysteries at 11.00am and 1.00pm, click for flyer.
A new book written by Alison Wild and Shirley Howard all about the History of Mossley Churches and Schools will be launched at George Lawton Hall Monday 10 October 2016. Click for Flyer
A guided Rememberance Tour of Mossley Cemetery on Sunday 6th November at 11.00am Click for more information
The latest series of talks happening at Tameside History Club, click for leaflet
Roman Roads Convention Saturday and Sunday 12th, 13th November at York. click for full details
New member of our Forum, Hurst St John's church and details of their Battle of the Somme Comemoration. Click to download a poster
Oldham Council Destroys Heritage Bridge without consulting interested groups. Click to read the full story. Bridge Demolition
Albion URC is 200 years old. Please visit their website to discover all their centenary celebrations. www.albionurc.org.uk
Rita Vaughan has written two new books: I have just written two new books:- "Mossley St John Ambulance" and "Stories About Mossley" and they are being launched on Friday 6th May 2016 at 11.00 am in the bar area at George Lawton Hall, Mossley, where I will give a talk about the books. Afterwards the books will be available for purchase from myself, and at both Mossley Library and the Local Studies Library in Ashton-under-Lyne. A "meet the author" event will be at the Local Studies Library in Ashton from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm on Wednesday 25th May 2016. If you are unable to attend either of these events and would like to purchase a copy, then I can post a copy of one or both of the books to you.
Click to read a publicity article that explains more about each of the books. Rita Vaughan 1 May 2016
Very Sad News our chairman Alan Rose born 16th May 1937 at Openshaw, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home on 21st March 2016. Donations to Christian Aid - no flowers. Funeral will take place on Wednesday 13th April at 10.00am at Stalybridge Methodist Church followed by 11.30am at Dukinfield Crematorium. Click here to read a tribute to Alan written by Alice Lock.

Please click here to read about the plans this year for the 150 anniversary of Beatrix Potter by the Friends of Gorse Hall.

the latest programme of talks and walks for Tameside History Club for the rest of 2016. Click for Poster

'Women's Suffrage-1911 Census in Ashton' the talk is given by Alice Locke. at Ryecroft Hall 7.15 pm Monday 23rd of May 2016. All welcome, please come in and learn the history on your doorstep. Non members 2 entrance.

Frank Rhodes takes the inaugural award celebrating world renowned science historian and advocate of Manchester's Heritage Professor - John Pickstone. Click for more details.

Please see the Newsletter from the Lancashire Local History Federation. Our Forum has joined and will be looking for contributions from our groups for any future events to go into the next issue - closing date 15th May.

Please download a copy of the latest Newsletter from the Lancaster University Heritage Newsletter.

Download a copy of Tameside MBC Winter Cultural Events brochure

Download a copy of Tameside MBC Summer 2016 Cultural Events brochure

New Book, "Mossley Remembers WW2"
by Rita Vaughan, Shirley Howard, Alison Wild
Click here for more details

World War One Centenary Projects - up-dated November 2014
Click here to go to a page listing the progress of all WWI Centenary Projects in Tameside


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