Events 2023

Illustrated talk: Manchester Town Hall-behind the scenes photographs

11 February, 3.30pm
Mark Watson will share the photographs he took when he received special permission to photograph the interior during restoration.

Free for members and £5 for non-members. Refreshments will be available from 3.30 to 4.00pm. The talk will take place in the Lecture Room of the Long Street Methodist Church and Edgar Wood Rooms, Long Street, Middleton, M24 6UN.


Illustrated talk: Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House

18 March, 3.30pm
Christine and Geoff Grime visited this iconic building in May 2022. They will share the story of the house from design to the present time.


Spring clean

22 April, 10.30am-2.30pm
Join us to do some useful jobs in the schoolroom and garden. Lunch provided.


Capriccio Vocal Ensemble concert

13 May, 7.30pm 


Cream tea afternoon

24 June, 2-4pm
Join us for a cream tea.


Port Sunlight

29 July
A visit to Port Sunlight. This tour will be led by Michael Shippobotham, Port Sunlight expert and will finish at the Lady Lever Art Gallery.*


Heritage Open Days

The Long Street Methodist Church and Schoolrooms are open for visitors between 1 and 4pm on the following dates in September:
Saturday 9th , Sunday 10th , Wednesday 13th , Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th

‘The chapel is a knockout’ says the latest Pevsner Guide. Designed by architect Edgar Wood and completed in 1901 it is an Arts and Crafts delight, with aspects of Gothic, Art Nouveau and Modernism intertwined. A walking guide to other Edgar Wood buildings nearby is available from the church. You can park 3 hours for free at nearby Market Place car park M24 6AE but must display a ticket from the machine with your arrival time.

More details are available on the Heritage Open website, click on visit and enter the post code M24 6UN.


AGM and illustrated talk

21 October, 2.30pm 
(subject to be confirmed)

All the events, with the exception of the trip to Port Sunlight, will take place at the Long Street Methodist Church and Schools, Lever St. Middleton, M24 5UE.
* We are looking into the possibility of a mini bus from Middleton for this trip.