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.

2016 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.

2016 AGM 2nd December 2016

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/August 2016 Publication by Tony Wright ‘Cooperative Wholesale (CWS) Factories before the First World War’ 55pp £5. Black & White A4. Fully illustrated.

AGM 2015
Another interesting evening, well attended but unfortunately 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 remains Chairman for the rest of his term (2016 and 2017)

A review of the AGM will be published in the Newsletter in the new year. Norman Redhead's lecture will continue with 'The Archaeology of Samuel Oldknow's Industrial Legacy in Marple and Mellor' on Friday 11th March 2016. Members were really interested in the subject.