- 16th September 2019: Paul Hindle – Ordnance Survey History
- 21st October: Roy Murphy – James Brindley – the first canal engineer
- 18th November: Joanna Williams – Manchester's Radical Mayor: Abel Heywood, the Man who Built the Town Hall.
- 9th December: Nici Matlow – 90 Years of Swizzels-Matlow
- 20th January 2020: Judith Wilshaw – From Ancient Tracks to Modern Highways
- 17th February: Neil Mullineux – The Leghs of Lyme: How to join the aristocracy
- 16th March: Nigel Linge – The Red Box
- 20th April: AGM & Frank Pleszak - WW2 bombing of New Mills and Hayfield
16th September 2019: Paul Hindle – Ordnance Survey Maps
Ordnance Survey Maps
After a brief history of the Ordnance Survey, the lecture concentrates on the uses of their large scale maps and plans as evidence for the local historian.
The scales concerned are the 6-inch and 25-inch maps and the 5-foot and 10-foot town plans.
Dr. Paul Hindle was a Senior Lecturer in Geography at Salford University, and is Hon. Secretary of Manchester Geographical Society.
He is the author of Maps for Historians (Philimore, 1998)