Welcome to England‘s
Manchester Region Industrial Archaeology Society (MRIAS) Website.

The Society aims to advance education of the public in the subject of industrial archaeology.

We are interested in:
   Developing a greater understanding of the industrial archaeology of the Manchester region.
   Recording, interpreting and where possible preserving the physical remains of industrial artefacts and sites in their social, cultural and historical contexts.
Promotion and research into the industrial archaeology of the Manchester region of England.

Our passions are the history of industry, technology and transport.

Manchester Region Industrial Archaeology Society

 

MRIAS 50th Anniversary - Cruise & Three Course Luncheon

 Friday 13th June 2014

Sailing time NOON (boarding starts 30 mins before at 11.30 a.m.)

Leaving from the Castlefield Open Air Events Arena -accessed from the steps outside the Castlefield Hotel M3 4JR. The hotel is opposite the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)

The bar will be open on boarding.

Departing from Castlefield we will cruise to the Lowry, enjoying a freshly prepared lunch, made and served on board. The starter and main course will be served on the outward voyage. We can then spend an hour at the Lowry to explore the Quays, before tea/coffee and desert on the return voyage to Castlefield via Pomona Lock.

 

The cost of the voyage and three course luncheon will be £25

 

If you would like to come along please return the tear off slip below (by the 15th May 2014)     (PLEASE NOTE NUMBERS ARE LIMITED – EARLY BOOKING RECOMMENDED)   to:

Tony Wright, 9 Perth Close, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire CW4 7JH

(Please make cheques payable to MRIAS)

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The Society‘s mailing address is
The Secretary (MRIAS)
C/O 622 Wilmslow Road Didsbury M/C M20 3QX

e-mail admin@mrias.co.uk

2014; Chairman, Newsletter Editor & Archivist; Neil Davies :Vice Chairman Gordon Browne,  Membership Secretary :Walter Payne; Treasurer : Tony Wright; Committee Member; Richard Pink;  Minutes Secretary: Peter Bone.

Main lectures 2014  : Sir Joseph Whitworth;  Gordon Browne;  East Cheshire Textile Mills;   Dr Mike Nevell; Gibson’s Mill, Hardcastle Crags; Trevor Moody; MRIAS 50th Anniversary lecture by Dr Richard Hills; Ordnance Factory at Euxton (Chorley) by Jack Smith; The Archaeology of the Water Street Pump House and the Manchester Hydraulic System; Steve Little

Visits & Walks (April to September) - see meetings page.

 Notable websites:  www.sites.google.com/site/steamcrane regarding the Mount Sion Steam Crane (by MRIAS member Steve Rhodes)   Also www.manchestertrams.com  (Manchester Trams 1880 to1949 by MRIAS member Richard Pink)

 

MRIAS photostream can be found on  flickr  (www.flickr.com/photos/mrias)

New publications:

'The Mersey & Irwell Navigation'

'Aspects of the Manchester & Salford Junction Canal '

'Thomas Hoyle & Sons Ltd' and 'The Ashbury Railway Carriage & Iron Company Ltd' Due for publication

Updated :  'A Short, Fully Illustrated History of Mayfield Railway Station, Manchester

                 **** Venue for meetings 2014****

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, Room 301, All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6BH (telephone 0161 247 2838)

 

 
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