Tessa Boase gave a talk at CGN on 2nd Sep 2021 about Emily Williamson who lived in Didsbury and who founded the RSPB in response to her abhorrence of the trade and fashion for feathers and plumage. Tessa is running a campaign to have Emily better recognised. This part of her talk told us theContinue reading The Emily Williamson statue campaign
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 , aContinue reading History of the River Irwell and its role in the Industrial Revolution
Thursday coffee morning 6th June Our usual crowd of 60 turned up to meet with friends, have a coffee and celebrate birthdays. The art table continue to bring in their paints and use the time to water colour or crayon. How they concentrate with all the noise is amazing. David working on his painting despiteContinue reading Thursday coffee morning. 6th June 2019
Next Thursday’s history talk is by David Willars who will be talking about Manchester’s Victorian decorative glass industry and showing us some exhibits. 1.30 pm on Thursday 6th June all welcome. Thursday 6th June in the morning 10-11.30am – our ‘Hear to help’ colleagues will be here checking hearing aids and cleaning earmoulds, giving adviceContinue reading What’s On at Chorlton Good Neighbours in early June
Last Thursday coffee morning (17-04-19) was very busy. Not only did nurse Eileen turn up to speak with anyone who had some concerns , but we also had visits from two other colleagues who were both looking for older participants to take part in their different projects. Eduardo Fe , a researcher from The UniversityContinue reading Last Thursday coffee morning (17-04-19) was very busy….
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”
Access to Technology for Older People Phil Robinson’s research for CGN Phil Robinson, a CGN volunteer who is also an IT specialist, has recently developed an access to technology questionnaire for older people. This has been completed by CGN users and by people in sheltered housing in Brook Court (6) and Ivycourt (20). Approximately 70Continue reading