History Talks Feb-July 2019

CGN History Talks Feb-July 2019

All the History meetings are held at St Ninians Church, Egerton Rd South, M21 0XJ on the first Thursday of the month from 1.30 to 2.45pm    £2 including refreshments

For more information please contact Helen Hibberd, Co-ordinator on 0161 881-2925  or email helen@chorltongoodneighbours.org

Thursday 7th February:
George Hastings – 17th Century Quaker life in the North West

Originally Quakers met in each other’s homes but in 1673 they purchaseda plot of land on the corner of Jackson’s Row and Deansgate – the story continues    

This 19th-century illustration depicts poor families visiting a soup kitchen run by the Society of Friends at one of the city’s cotton mills
Mount Street Friends House

Thursday 7th March:
Graham Phythian – South Manchester “Outside the box”

Come and learn quirky facts about Chorlton and surrounding districts – 
including ghosts, sporting events, buried treasure and an Oscar winner

Thursday 4th April:
Dolores Long – Manchester Men and Women and the Spanish Civil War

Between 1936 and 1939, at least 130 people from Greater Manchester had left their families with a common ideal – to stop fascism. Come and learn their story

Thursday 2nd May: Michael Billington :
A short history of Flixton, Urmston and Davyhulme

Stories to take the audience on a nostalgic journey down memory lane, introducing all to a fascinating trio of townships some seven miles or so to the south-west of Manchester

Thursday 6th June: David Willars ;
Manchester’s Victorian decorative glass industry

With a dozen pieces of Victorian decorative glass to show, David will talk about how the industry developed in Manchester

Thursday 4th July:
Linda Carver – The history of one architectural gem within the Victorian heritage of Ancoats

The history of the area and the hospital, and the local campaign to save the Dispensary, a grade 11 listed building