The Victorian Society in America Summer School Visit Middleton

Members of the Society hosted a visit of the Victorian Society in America  Summer School in Long Street Methodist Church and School Rooms on the afternoon of Monday 4th July. This was their third venue of the day, following a hard hat tour of the Manchester Town Hall and the Victoria Baths. They were relieved …

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Tour of the Middleton Conservation Area and the EW Buildings

After several delays and postponements the tour of the Middleton Conservation Area and the buildings by Edgar Wood, took place today on a sunny afternoon. The party was small, but as they say ‘quality not quantity’! If it is more convenient for you to do a self guided walk, we have an excellent leaflet (text …

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Two New Visitors to the Church and Edgar Wood Rooms

On Monday we had two visitors that came to Long Street Methodist Church and the Edgar Wood Rooms for the first time. Catherine Fenghour, the recently appointed Conservation Officer for Rochdale, had been invited down to have a tour of the Conservation Area and surounding Edgar Wood properties. This was followed by a look around …

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The Head of the Edgar Wood Academy Pays a Visit

The Headteacher of the Edgar Wood Academy, Mr. Marcin Kojder, visited the home of the Edgar Wood Society at the Long Street Methodist Church and Edgar Wood Rooms today. The Society and school wish to forge closer links, which was obvious from the informative and pleasant chat throughout the visit. The school at the moment …

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The Society AGM on Saturday 23 October 2021

The Edgar Wood Society had a rewarding AGM on Saturday afternoon in the ‘Great’ hall followed by an enlightening talk by Lisa McFarlane, titled ‘The Challenge for Architects Specialising in Conservation’. Lisa is a RIBA Specialist Conservation Architect and Director of Seven Architects, past President of the Manchester Society of Architects and is a full …

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Heritage Open Days Come to a Close for Another Year

The Church and School Rooms were open for five half days during this year’s HODs, attracting both local and visitors from the wider region. The walk around the Conservation Area and the Edgar Wood properties on Sunday 12th September was over subscribed. A pre booked group of 22 were divided into two groups and starting …

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Heritage Open Days at the Long Street Methodist Church & Edgar Wood Rooms

Come and visit this beautiful building on the following dates Friday 10 September 1 – 4pm     Sunday 12 September 1 – 4pm Sunday 12 September 2pm  Leaving from the Church at 2pm a guided walk around the Conservation Area to view 9 listed buildings in the ‘Golden Cluster’. For full details https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/a-guided-walk-around-middleton-conservation-area Wednesday 15 September …

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