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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

 

Sir Richard Arkwright’s Cromford Mills and Crich Tramway Village

 Saturday 5th July 2014

Arrive at the Mills car park at 10 am to embark on a guided tour as follows:

Sir Richard Arkwright’s Cromford Mills, Mill Lane, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3RQ

Step back in time with a tour of the main mill complex and exhibition where Sir Richard Arkwright pioneered the world’s first successful water powered cotton spinning mill.

Cromford Village Tour

Discover the history of Cromford Village, the factory community built by Sir Richard Arkwright and his son, Richard. Includes the market place, workers’ housing, the Lock Up and Mill Watercourses. Tours – 2 hours. Refreshments available on site or at the end of the Cromford Canal.

**2pm Depart for Crich Tramway Museum (approx. 20 mins drive) **

Crich Tramway Village, Crich, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 5DP

Lots of vintage trams, free rides and museum memorabilia.

With thanks to Richard Pink for organising this visit.

 

If you would like to come along please return the tear off slip below (by the 20th June 2014)     (PLEASE NOTE CAR PARKING FEES AND REFRESHMENTS ARE NOT INCLUDED)   to:

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

(Please make cheques payable to MRIAS)

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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:

'Starting the North Western Museum of Science and Industry'

'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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