History Group talk on “The Quirks of Chorlton cum Hardy”

A packed History group (nearly 60 attended) heard Andrew Simpson & Peter Topping give a talk based round their new book “The Quirks of Chorlton-cum-Hardy” – a collaboration between a local historian (Andrew) and an artist (Peter) Andrew Simpson, and below with Peter Topping Ray, introducing the speakers What a crowd!  we counted 57 peopleContinue reading History Group talk on “The Quirks of Chorlton cum Hardy”

Chorlton Good Neighbours History Talks Feb-July 2018

Chorlton Good Neighbours History Talks Programme February – July 2018 All meetings 1.30-2.45pm     Cost : £2.00 including refreshments at  St Ninian’s Church Hall , Egerton Road South, Chorlton, M21 0XJ Thurs 1st February Andrew Simpson/Peter Topping When History met Art and became a book Local historian Andrew talking about working with artist PeterContinue reading Chorlton Good Neighbours History Talks Feb-July 2018

Coffee Morning Talk about Charlie Peace

Thursday 23rd November 2017 saw 86 people gather at the normal coffee morning – our coffee mornings are very popular!. They were there to hear dramatist Nakib Narat tell the story of notorious victorian criminal Charlie Peace. Charlie Peace himself made a guest appearance where he was suitably booed by the crowd! (see http://www.twentythree.plus.com/MAP/chorlton.html)

Talk on the History of Chocolate- including an Aztec drink

The thursday 2nd November History talk saw 40 people come to listen to Diana Leitch talking about the science of chocolate, including being able to sample the drink according to the recipe that was prepared by the Aztecs 2,000 years ago.. Everyone thought the talk was fascinating and really appreciated Diana’s knowledge and delivery. WeContinue reading Talk on the History of Chocolate- including an Aztec drink

Films celebrating 50 years of Chorlton Good Neighbours (videos)

Films celebrating 50 years of Chorlton Good Neighbours can be seen at: Impact Film   Volunteering Film   Sustainability Film All films have been funded through a Celebrate Lottery Grant , and been produced by Hannah Powell from MACC community reporters, with input and support from volunteers and members of Chorlton Good Neighbours, and staffContinue reading Films celebrating 50 years of Chorlton Good Neighbours (videos)

The Paralympics: From Manchester to Rio – Mark Todd

“Progression of Inclusive Design & Accessibility:  | From Manchester to Rio Via London & Sochi” A talk by  Mark Todd,   Nov 3rd 2016 Mark Todd has had  over 30 years experience in the field of disabled people’s access. Having played a key role in the disability movement, Mark became the first Access Officer at Manchester CityContinue reading The Paralympics: From Manchester to Rio – Mark Todd