Dave Roughley’s talk on Christmas Traditions

Dave Roughley’s Zoom presentation to the CGN history group in December 2022 on Christmas Traditions that many of us remember from our childhood. There is Christmas music from the 1930’s onwards and our favourite TV programmes and adverts, including the famous Carling Black Label Dambusters advert in the 1980s  

Exploring the Rich History of Manchester Cathedral and Chetham’s School & Library

An in-depth look at the history of Manchester Cathedral and the closely linked Chetham’s School and Library. This Zoom presentation to the CGN History Group is the second in a series of talks on Grade 1 Listed buildings in Manchester, UK, with the first focusing on Manchester Town Hall (https://youtu.be/Lf2H5KhVRJc). Discover the rich history ofContinue reading Exploring the Rich History of Manchester Cathedral and Chetham’s School & Library

ManchesterTown Hall & the Albert Memorial – its history & future

A presentation about Manchester Town Hall & the Albert Memorial to the Chorlton Good Neighbours History group (12-01-23).It looks at their history and the 4 year £325m+ “Our Town Hall” project which aims to transform them for their future role at the centre of City life  

CGN Jan 2023 update

Happy New year if we have not spoken . 1. This Thursday 12th at Coffee morning we will hopefully have a short talk from Andrew Pinches from Groundwork who will look at the support that is available to people , during the current cost of living crisis, as well as some info around the current EnergyContinue reading CGN Jan 2023 update

Christmas and its origins – a zoom talk by David Roughley on Thurs 1st Dec at 1.30pm

CGN Zoom History talk on Thurs Dec 1st at 1.30pm David Roughley will be taking a trip down memory lane looking back at: Christmas and its origins from pagan times to today.   From yule logs to wassailing, we’ll have music from the 1930’s 40’s & 50’s.   What were your favourite chocolates at Christmas? WhoContinue reading Christmas and its origins – a zoom talk by David Roughley on Thurs 1st Dec at 1.30pm