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Belle Vue - A History : Marple Local History Society
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2018, 06:42:21 PM »
‘Belle Vue - A History’ with Brian Selby
Monday - 10th December


People queuing for the Bobs Coaster at Belle Vue Gardens, Manchester, 1968 (Photo: Marshall Collection / Chetham's Library online archive)

Memories will be stirred but not shaken. Such is the promise of an evening of Belle Vue to the members…..and visitors.
 
Brian Selby will doubtless tell of the circus, speedway, boxing, rollercoasters, fireworks, zoo – from 1848 Belle Vue attracted visitors from all over the north with its unique combination of leisure activities.

Originally Belle Vue Zoological Gardens, the brainchild of entrepreneur and part-time gardener John Jennison, were meant to be an enjoyable pastime for the middle classes; however they very quickly became one of the North West's biggest attractions. At its peak, Belle Vue occupied 165 acres and attracted more than two million visitors a year, but the zoo closed in 1977, due to financial difficulties, and the site was finally cleared in 1987.

The meetings take place in Marple Methodist Church on Church Lane, Marple.  Postcode: SK6 7AY
Visitors are welcome to attend at a cost of £3.
Doors open 7:15pm ready for the meeting at 7:45.
Access is via the main entrance on Church Lane (opposite Mount Drive) and the meetings will be held on the church ground floor.

http://www.marplelocalhistorysociety.org.uk/society-meetings.html
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Re: Marple Local History Society Programme 2018/19
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2018, 06:34:54 PM »
‘A 1920s Bleaching, Dyeing and Weaving Mill’
Judith Atkinson
Monday - November 19th


The society has been in holiday mode for the last two couple of months, dreaming of airships and postcards. But it is now time to come down to earth and return to work in the mill. In November, Judith Atkinson will return to the Society, having relived the story of the Manchester Ship Canal, in March 2015. This time Judith will describe the operations that took place at the Burgess Ledward mill at Wardley, near Walkden. As with the meeting of last month, ‘What to do with 323 postcards’ the basis of November’s presentation is a ‘discovered’ album. Judith retrieved an old volume of photographs, destined for destruction, showing in graphic detail all the operations taking place at the Burgess Ledward mill, in the 1920s, and converted these old prints into digitised images. This bleaching, dyeing and weaving Mill dates from the 1860s. At its peak in 1922 it had a dyehouse and 1,500 looms. Decline came in the late 1950, weaving ceased in 1968. An industrial and social facet of the Roaring Twenties is to be revealed, a common experience of millions of workers during that era, not least in Marple.

'The Big Ditch': March 2015
http://www.marplelocalhistorysociety.org.uk/society-meetings/meetings-2014-2015/205-16th-march-2015-the-big-ditch-the-building-of-the-manchester-ship-canal-2.html
'What to Do With 323 Postcards ?': October 2018
 http://www.marplelocalhistorysociety.org.uk/society-meetings/meetings-2018-2019/386-oct-18-julie-bagnall-what-to-do-with-323-postcards.html

The meetings take place in Marple Methodist Church on Church Lane, Marple.  Postcode: SK6 7AY
Visitors are welcome to attend at a cost of £3.
Doors open 7:15pm ready for the meeting at 7:45.
Access is via the main entrance on Church Lane (opposite Mount Drive) and the meetings will be held on the church ground floor.
Martin Cruickshank
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Re: Marple Local History Society Programme 2018/19
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2018, 09:13:25 AM »
‘What to do with 323 postcards’
Julie Bagnall
Monday - October 15th
Cissie and Bella, two working-class girls from northern England, left a legacy in the form of a collection of post cards.

As workers in the two major fields of female employment – domestic servant and mill girl – they tell of work and time off, of family life, of love and romance and every-day experiences. Their words range from girly chit-chat to heartfelt despair. They show that over time some things change and others remain the same.

That Cissie and Bella’s post cards survived is one thing. That they have enabled two ‘ordinary’ women to be brought out from under the cloak of invisibility which so often shields previous generations of working-class people, is quite another.
Marple features towards the end of the story when, during the 1920s, Cissie was employed at two homes as a domestic servant.

Julie will tell the background story of how the post card collection, on which the book is based, was acquired .

A slice of social history to enjoy on the evening of Monday, October 15th.
The meetings take place in Marple Methodist Church on Church Lane, Marple.  Postcode: SK6 7AY
Visitors are welcome to attend at a cost of £3.
Doors open 7:15pm ready for the meeting at 7:45.
Access is via the main entrance on Church Lane (opposite Mount Drive) and the meetings will be held on the church ground floor.
http://www.marplelocalhistorysociety.org.uk/
Martin Cruickshank
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Re: Marple Local History Society Programme 2018/19
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2018, 03:22:11 PM »
'Hotels in the Sky: The History of Zeppelins’'
Michael Ogden
Monday - September 17th


In the opening presentation of the season, using both photographs and film of the period, Michael Ogden will tell the fascinating story of a lost technology, and a long forgotten way to travel the world

During the early years post the First World War,  very few thought the aeroplanes would ever develop into a safe, efficient and affordable way to travel long-distances. The first airliners had only a short range – 500 miles at most – though that was probably plenty for the passengers because they were uncomfortable, cold, noisy, far from reliable -- and not very safe either.

What a contrast with airships, especially Zeppelins! They could cruise for thousands of miles, carrying more passengers in far greater comfort than aeroplanes. They had kitchens and toilets and, on trans-ocean flights, cabins and showers as well. They were a little slower than airliners but, more importantly, they were two or three times faster than the ocean liners they were competing against.

Come along on Monday 17th September, enrol and be enthralled.

The meetings take place in Marple Methodist Church on Church Lane, Marple.  Postcode: SK6 7AY
Visitors are welcome to attend at a cost of £3.
Doors open 7:15pm ready for the meeting at 7:45.
Access is via the main entrance on Church Lane (opposite Mount Drive) and the meetings will be held on the church ground floor.
Martin Cruickshank
webmaster, Marple Local History Society

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Re: Marple Local History Society Programme 2018/19
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2018, 03:14:33 PM »

Marple Local History Society Programme 2018/19

Marple Local History Society generally meets at Marple Methodist Church on the third Monday of the month from September to April, apart from December, when the meeting is then held on the second Monday of the month.

Doors open 7:15pm ready for the meeting at 7:45. Access is via the main entrance on Church Lane (opposite Mount Drive) and the meetings will be held in the church itself on the ground floor.

The church includes a hearing aid loop system which is most effective for people sitting near the side walls and in the rear pews of the church.

Here is the programme for the 2018 / 2019 season:

17th September: Michael Ogden – ‘Hotels in the Sky: The History of Zeppelins’

15th October: Julie Bagnall - ‘What to do with 323 post cards?’

19th November: Judith Atkinson– ‘A 1920s bleaching, Dyeing & Weaving Mill’

10th December: Brian Selby - ‘The Story of Belle Vue’

21st January:  Bob Humphrey-Taylor- ‘A STORM over Mellor’

18th February: Anne Woods – ‘Adlington Hall’

18th March: Anne Hearle – ‘The water powered mills of Mellor and Ludworth’

15th April: Diana Leitch– ‘The Towers Estate’

To learn more, visit the Society's own web site: http://www.marplelocalhistorysociety.org.uk/
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Marple Local History Society Programme 2018/19
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2016, 03:18:45 PM »
This thread is for the current Marple Local History Society Programme of Meetings.


Martin Cruickshank
webmaster, Marple Local History Society