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.

2014 Committee: Neil Davies, Gordon Browne, Peter Bone, Tony Wright, Steve Rhodes, Richard Pink, Walter Payne and David George.

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'


Gordon Browne will be leading a walk round Castlefield on Friday 28th November. We will meet by the steps at the Castlefield Hotel on Liverpool Road at 10.30 am
A feature of the walk will be the Stephenson Bridge which carried the line into what was Liverpool Road Station (now MOSI), This is a listed structure which will soon be "overshadowed" by the Ordsall chord which will connect Piccadily and Victoria Stations as part of the Northern Hub. It is sure to be an interesting walk, please do try to come along if you can. There is no charge but there is the opportunity of having a sociable pub lunch at the end.