History of the River Irwell and its role in the Industrial Revolution

Thank you to those of you who managed to join us for the Zoom AGM last Thursday; we really appreciate your support and hope you found it interesting.
Here are the details for next Thursday ‘s Zoom history talk on 1st October 2020 . It will be led by Dr Luke Blazejewski , a filmmaker and photographer, who will be talking about the history of the River Irwell / Industrial Revolution and the wildlife along the way, so lots to learn and enjoy. Please pass this link on to anyone else whom you feel might be interested and join us just before 1.30pm when I can admit you.
Topic: Zoom History talk

Time: Thursday Oct 1st at  1:30pm

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 830 5941 2737
Passcode: 877255

Another favour to ask : Next Thursday 1st October is International Older Person’s Day and CGN is wanting to celebrate this by taking photos , or receiving photos from people who are taking part in any activity or event that day ; anything that highlights the energy , creativity, positivity and  resilience of older people. If you are able to find an A4 sheet / big envelope and write in large letters  something like :
I am celebrating ( or enjoying ) International Older Persons day by …… ( and a couple of words  with any comment you like ) then maybe I can get a zoom photo of people holding their boards up to the screen .?
 I am celebrating ….by learning something new at the History Talk
I am celebrating   by joining Zoom for the first time 
I am enjoying Older Persons Day by meeting friends outside for coffee
Or it could be that you decide to just write a phrase on your paper eg   Interested and interesting …..  never too old to learn ….Helpful not helpless…   
I am sure there will be plenty of reasons to celebrate so please have a go and then I can get a great photo which will be put on the CGN website , the Age friendly Whalley Range and Chorlton Website as well as be forwarded to the Council’s Age Friendly Dept.
Please don’t worry if you can’t manage to do this and  don’t let that stop you joining us for the talk …only write something if you feel able to and want to .
Take care
Helen Hibberd
River Irwell 1902
By Unknown author – Coronation Souvenir of Radcliffe Whitefield and Prestwich, published by T.H. Hayhurst (printer), Public Domain,