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Events

Thu 14-03-2024 : 2pm
‘ Sellafield - An Overview of the History & Operational Aspects of the U.K.’s Largest Site”. Dr. Albert Rooms.
Castlefield Hotel, Manchester.
Thu 11-04-2024 : 2pm
‘ Ernest Leonard Leeming: Urmston’s Concrete King’. Michael Billington and Martin Dodge.
Castlefield Hotel, Manchester.
Thu 09-05-2024 : 2pm
‘The Old LMR Rail Track from Monton to Clifton Colliery (including Old Black Harry’s Tunnel)’. Dr. Peter Mohr.
Castlefield Hotel, Manchester.
Thu 10-10-2024 : 2pm
‘ History of Pleasure Boating in Britain from the C18th’. Dr. Maarja Kaaristo.
Castlefield Hotel, Manchester.
Thu 14-11-2024 : 2pm
‘Aspects of the History of the C.W.S. in Manchester’. Tony Wright.
Castlefield Hotel, Manchester.
Thu 05-12-2024 : 2pm
AGM and Members’ Miscellany.
Castlefield Hotel, Manchester.

See a list of previous events here ››

‘Under Pressure! Manchester’s Hidden Hydraulic Power System’. Sarah Baines.
AGM and Members’ Miscellany
'Aspects of Communication between Manchester and London circa 1905' Talk by Tony Wright
Pomona Island’ by Talk Dr. Maarja Kaaristo.
‘Ambulance Trains During World War I’ Talk by Peter Mohr.
Mines, Quarries and the Macclesfield Canal Talk by David Kitching
‘The Great Miss Lydia Becker’ Talk by Joanna Williams.
‘The Linotype Works and Estate, Altrincham’. Talk by Roger Holden.
AGM and Members’ Miscellany.
The Manchester & Birmingham Railway 1837 to 1846’ by Tony Wright
The Interface of Engineering and Medicine by Peter Mohr
WALKING TOUR OF OLDHAM TOWN CENTRE 
Salford Quays Walk with Dr. Mike Nevell MEET AT 10:30 AM and NOT 10 am
The Restoration of Manchester Science and Industry Museum’s Power Hall, Part 2 by Sarah Baines.
Collieries of the South Lancs Coalfield’ by David George
Scunthorpe (ex Appleby Frodingham) Steel works railway tour at 11am. BOOKING ESSENTIAL WITH GORDON BROWNE 0161 445 9124
St. Helens Glass Museum. 10.30am LIMITED SPACES PREBOOK WITH GORDON BROWNE 0161 445 9124
Reflections on 30 years of Industrial Archaeology investigations in Greater Manchester’ by Norman Redhead
‘History of Bricks’ Dr. Moira Wilson
‘ Members’ Miscellany - following the AGM. (N.B. This is the first Thursday in the month to allow for Christmas commitments)
‘ The Restoration of the Manchester Science Museum’s Power Hall’ Sarah Baines. Curator for Engineering.
‘Alcock and Brown – the Manchester Men Who Made the World’s First Non-stop Transatlantic Flight’ Tony Wright.
Walking Tour of Oldham Town Centre
‘Recent Industrial Archaeology Research’ Norman Redhead from the University of Salford. Joint meeting with Salford Archaeology.
‘Munitions Manufacture at Hawkshead Mill, Old Glossop’ Paul Beckmann of the Manchester Military History Society.
‘ Members’ miscellany including Masons’ Marks’ - following the AGM. (N.B. This is the first Thursday in the month to allow for Christmas commitments)
‘The Ordsall Chord’ Guest speaker from Network Rail.
‘Mellor Mill, Marple Limekilns & The Peak Forest Canal’ Bob Humphrey-Taylor.
Walk along the Bridgewater Canal from Worsley to Barton Aqueduct.
‘Manchester & Salford Archaeology Update’ Norman Redhead.
Visit to Oulton Park - Vintage Motor Racing Day
‘Trafford Park - The Shadow Factories’ David George.
Visit to Astley Green Colliery and Lancashire Mining Museum. Cost £5
‘Vintage Cars’ Richard Pink.
‘Metal Mines’ David Lewis
‘Abel Heywood’ Joanna Williams.
‘Early Steam Engines’ Mike Nevell
Richard Pink ‘Greater Manchester Turnpike Roads’ following the AGM. (N.B. This is the first Thursday in the month to allow for Christmas commitments)
Sarah Baines ‘ Graphite to Graphene!’ Sarah is the Assistant Curator of the Museum of Science & Industry.
Meet at Piccadilly Railway Station for a walk along the Ashton Canal.
Richard Pink ‘Manchester Sewers’
MRIAS Visit to Tower Mill, English Fine Cottons New Spinning Development.
Autumn Buffet & Social including talk by David George.
Visit to the Black Country Living Museum.
Castlefield Walk - Part of the Manchester Histories Festival
Visit to Statfold Barn Railway, Tamworth.
Salford Industrial Archaeology Walk
‘The Archaeology of Workers’ Housing and Industry in Salford’s Historic Core’ Norman Redhead (Salford University)
Paul Hindle ‘History of Roller Coasters’
Neil Davies ‘The Warrington Transporter Bridge’
‘Metal Mines’ David Lewis
Paul Hassall ‘Gardner Diesel Engines of Patricroft’
MRIAS New Year Party 2017 Friday 13th January starting at 6.30 pm
AGM and ‘The Lightning Express Railway between Liverpool and Manchester In 18 Minutes’ Fritz Behr and Tony Wright.
Salford Quays Walk (David George)
‘Hell on Earth - The Archaeology of Angel Meadow' Ian Miller
Visit to Macclesfield Silk Museums
The Silk Industry in Macclesfield’ Dr Mike Nevell
Autumn Buffet at the Trafford Park Heritage Centre.
‘Manchester Ship Canal’ David Higginson
’ Condenser Spinning and Whitaker’s Mill Helmshore’ Ian Gibson.
‘The Archaeology of Samuel Oldknow’s Industrial Legacy in Marple and Mellor’ Norman Redhead
‘Sheltering from Bombs, Flying Bombs & Gas Mains’ Richard Pink
New Year Party - Trafford Park Heritage Centre - food, drink, quizzes in words and pictures. Members’ talks.
AGM and talk by Norman Redhead ' Industrial Archaeology in Manchester'
Talk by David Grayson 'Whittaker Brickworks"
Talk 'Prices Bromborough Pool Candle Works'
The Cloth of the World Conference
Visit to Lion Salt Works Near Northwich
Autumn Buffet (Trafford Park)
All Steamed Up (Talk by Richard Pink)
Lion Salt Works Restoration (Talk by Chris Hewitson)
Silkstone Tramways (Talk by Colin Bower)
Littleborough Machine Stocking Knitters (Talk by Clare Bone)
MRIAS Meeting at Adelphi House hosted by Dr Mike Nevell
AGM and 'Trackless Trams, Buses and Trolleybuses' (Richard Pink)
The Archaeology of the Water Street Pump House and the Manchester Hydraulic System (Steve Little)
Ordnance Factory at Euxton - Chorley (Jack Smith)
Autumn Buffet
MRIAS 50th Anniversary Meal and Cruise afloat the Bridgewater and Manchester Ship Canals.
Calderdale Industrial Museum and walk – Calder and Hebble Navigation, Halifax basin to Salterhebble – led by Neil Davies.
MRIAS 50th Anniversary lecture (Dr Richard Hills)
Walk - Rochdale Canal, Dale Street to Castlefield – led by David George.
Gibson’s Mill, Hardcastle Crags (Trevor Moody)
East Cheshire Textile Mills (Dr Mike Nevell)
Sir Joseph Whitworth (Gordon Browne)
New Year Social and talk by Peter Bone (Bookbinding)