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

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.

2015 Committee: Richard Pink, Neil Davies, Gordon Browne, Peter Bone, Tony Wright, Steve Rhodes, Walter Payne and David George. Details of posts are shown in each Newsletter.

Recent 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' / 'Aspects of John Ashbury and the History and Industrial Archaeology of the Ashbury Railway Carriage and Iron Company,
Manchester, a Short Illustrated History' / 'A Short Fully Illustrated History of Mayfield Railway Station'/Part 1 of Re-capturing the Past of Manchester Docks & Salford Quays.
The Buildings of Manchester's Railway Termini

AGM 2014
A very interesting evening, well attended but some two hours not enough! Members asked many questions of the Committee and were satisfied with the integrity of their organisation. The Committee were re-elected without dissent. Richard Pink was elected Chairman.

A review of the AGM will be published in the Newsletter in the new year. Richard's lecture had to be foreshortened but will continue in the New Year. Members were really interested in the subject.
In December 2014 Jeanette Winterson presented a five-part personal exploration of Manchester for BBC Radio 4, from its Celtic roots to the present day and beyond, recorded on the streets of the city.

Started Mon Dec 8th at 13.45 on BBC Radio 4 & iPlayer (Jeanette Winterson ; MANCHESTER: ALCHEMICAL CITY)