CGN Monthly History talks – face-to-face!

Chorlton Good Neighbours: Monthly History talks

Usually, we hold our monthly history talks over zoom and this works well for so many people. However, some members have been asking if we could have some face-to-face talks, so over the summer months we have arranged 3 presentations on site and hope that you will join us.  These will take place in Wilbraham St Ninian’s Church Hall, Corner of Egerton Rd south/ Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, 1.30-2.30pm. £3 plus tea/ coffee.

Tuesday 9th May: 

Local historian Andrew Simpson & artist Peter Topping: The history of the old St Clements’ Church and its graveyard, near the Bowling Green pub, along with the story of the campaign to restore the site with the help of a “Friends” group

Tuesday 6th June: Tim Cockitt: Exploring Southern Cemetery;

This presentation will focus on the layout, visiting, and finding an individual grave, then talking about certain individuals. From the early years of policing these will include Joseph Nadin (Peterloo) & Jerome Caminada (Detective).  Regarding military heroes, we will talk about graves and memorials to Men from the Crimean War, the Zulu War, and through to WW2, including Major Henry Kelly, who won the VC.

Tuesday 4th July:
Joanna Williams talking about Lydia Becker,
Fifty years before women were enfranchised, a legal loophole allowed up to a thousand women to vote in the general election of 1868. This surprising event occurred due to the feisty and single-minded dedication of Lydia Becker, the acknowledged, though unofficial, leader of the British women’s suffrage movement in the later 19th century. Come and hear her story.