Gerrard’s The Builders Zoom history talk: Thursday Feb 4th at 1.30pm

David Roughley is giving the next Zoom history talk on Thursday Feb 4th at 1.30pm on Gerrard’s The Builders  We will circulate the zoom invitation to the talk nearer to the time The building firm of J. Gerrard and sons was started in 1864 by Jonathan Gerrard.  The business became a major construction company  basedContinue reading Gerrard’s The Builders Zoom history talk: Thursday Feb 4th at 1.30pm

History talk on Irving Berlin Thursday Dec 10th 2020 at 1:30pm  

Dear All Hope everyone is doing ok . Our next history talk is a week later than usual on 10th December but hopefully you will still be able to join us. Here are the details :  Irving Berlin was one of the greatest songwriters of the twentieth century. His songs inspired and entertained America through the Great Depression and two WorldContinue reading History talk on Irving Berlin Thursday Dec 10th 2020 at 1:30pm  

International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) Oct 1st 2020

  Every year, the United Nations designates the 1 October as International Day of Older Persons (IDOP). Events are taking place across the country – albeit this year in a different, often virtual format – to celebrate the achievements and contributions older people make to society and raise awareness of the issues and challenges inContinue reading International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) Oct 1st 2020

Christmas Lantern Parade on Beech Road, Thurs 28th Nov, 5.45pm

CHRISTMAS LANTERNS LIGHT UP BEECH ROAD  More than 100 handmade lanterns will parade through Chorlton to mark the start of the festive season as Santa flicks the switch at the community Christmas light switch on event on Beech Road, on Thursday 28 November. School children from primary and secondary schools across the area have madeContinue reading Christmas Lantern Parade on Beech Road, Thurs 28th Nov, 5.45pm

Performing and Sharing “Stories of our Lives”

Over four Saturdays in August , CGN ran a  project bringing older storytellers together with younger writers to create a book about memories and experiences around selected topics; childhood and growing up, working life and holidays and travel . Over thefour sessions 50 people had taken part, including many members from CGN. We have hadContinue reading Performing and Sharing “Stories of our Lives”