Diary Dates for December 2017


Macclesfield Parish Church and Town Hall 1910's

Tuesday 5th December

'A Unique Lifestyle.  A story of logging in Canada and a floating home' - Peter Burgess

Furness Vale History Society

All meetings are held at Furness Vale Community Centre, Yeardsley Lane (next to Imperial Palace Restaurant) Non members are always welcome, admission is £2 including refreshments. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30 start.

 Details on the Furness Vale Local History Society website


Wednesday 6th December

'A Taste of Treacle Town: Old & New Macclesfield' - John Hooley

Poynton Local History Society

Meetings are held at 7.30pm on the first Wednesday of the month at
St Paul’s School, Marley Road, Poynton. SK12 1LY

Visitors welcome at £2 per evening. Annual Membership £10.

Contact Number 01625 875336


Details on the Cheshire Local History Association website


Friday 8th December

'A Photographic look at Scotland’s early railway' - Ian Ford

 New Mills Local History Society

Meetings are held in New Mills Town Hall,(SK22 4AT) starting at 7:45pm.

Visitors are welcome (£1-00) and refreshments are available at the end of the meeting.

Details on the New Mills Local History Society website


Friday 8th December

‘The History of the Longbow’’ -  Bernard Dennis

Macclesfield History Society

Meetings take place at 7.45 pm at the Library, Jordangate(Brunswick Street entrance).
Annual Membership Fee: £7 (Full-time students are free) Visitor Fee: £3


Details on the Cheshire Local History Association website


Friday 15th December

'Christmas Coffee Evening, and On tour with Stockport Historical Society. ' - Mrs Eileen & Mr. Morris Garratt

Stockport Historical  Society

Meeting place: Stockport Sunday School, Nangreave Road, at 7.45 p.m.  Everyone welcome, small entrance charge.


Monday 11th December

'Manchester 'Drunk & Sober'' - Anne Beswick

Marple Local History Society

Doors open 7:15pm ready for the meeting at 7:45. Visitors are welcome to attend at a cost of £3. more details of meetings and this talk are on this site.


Tuesday 12th Deember

'Christmas Buffet and Quiz.'

Altrincham History Society

Starting 7.30pm. Meetings are held at Altrincham Town Hall, Market Street, Altrincham WA14 1PG, in the Old Council Chamber, on the first floor (lift available).Altrincham History

About the Society

The Society was formed in 1961, following almost a decade of interest in local history matters. Originally called The Marple Antiquarian Society, it changed its name to The Marple Local History Society in 1990. The Society is a Registered Charity, 500099.

Monthly meetings are held between September and April, several field trips are made each year. The society publishes a range of publications, has an active archive session on Thursday mornings, and organises occasional exhibitions. More details here.