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 history and 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 history & archaeology of the Manchester region of England.

Our passions are the history of industry, technology and transport. ***** 2018 programme posted 20th November 2017. Click on View All Events - lower left.

2017 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.

2017 AGM 7th December 2016 Room 301, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6BH 6pm.
The Society’s AGM will be held on Thursday 7th December 2017
at 6.00 p.m. prompt in Room 301 of the Business School Building of Manchester Metropolitan University, Oxford Road Manchester M15 6BH.

1. Chairman's Welcome and apologies for absence. 

2. Minutes of the last AGM and matters arising: Joint membership fees (minute 5c). The Society’s holding of books (minute 10c).
3. Reports by the Chairman & Treasurer & Membership Secretary.
4. Nominations for & election of Committee and Officers.
5. Any Other Business and date of next AGM (2018)

The Annual General Meeting will close by 18:45 and be followed by a talk by Richard Pink on the ‘Greater Manchester Turnpike Roads’.

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.

Walks & Visits 2018:

(subject to change, final details to be added to events page in due course)

Saturday 14th April. Visit to Astley Green Mining Museum.
Saturday 12th May. Visit to the Ribble Steam Railway and guided walk around Preston Docks.
June. Visit to Oulton Park motor racing track in Little Budworth.
Saturday 7th July. Visit to Saltaire Village, Mill & Shipley Glen Tramway.
Friday 10th August. Visit to Ellesmere Port Boat Museum and afternoon cruise on the Daniel Adamson.

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.

New from December 2016 MRIAS facebook page Manchester Region Industrial Archaeology Society@oldstuff.history