• From 13 June 2019 19:30 until 13 June 2019 21:30
    At Robins Lane and Bramhall Lane South, Bramhall SK7 2PA Categories: Bramhall Group Events Tags: Bramhall
    Speaker Steve Cliffe has promoted heritage within the Borough for decades, particularly through the Stockport Heritage magazine, which ran for 97 issues from 1987 to 2017. The fight to save Staircase House and establish its award-winning museum featured prominently in that worthy and worthwhile journey.
  • On 25 July 2019
    This year's Group visit will be to the Blackden Trust. It's principally a tour of the home of Alan Garner, author of 'The Owl Service', the 1967 fantasy novel for young adults. Being close to Jodrell Bank, the day out offers the opportunity of also visiting the nearby Radio Telescope and Arboretum. Please note that the date, Thursday 25th July, is a fortnight after what would be the usual day of the month for our meeting. More details to follow
  • From 08 August 2019 19:30 until 08 August 2019 21:30
    At Robins Lane and Bramhall Lane South, Bramhall SK7 2PA Categories: Bramhall Group Events Tags: Bramhall
    In 1863, Stockport warehouseman William John Battersby refused to change the date of his wedding, a decision that ultimately cost him his job. He could never have guessed that this would be a pivotal moment, not just in his life, but ultimately in the history of the British hat industry. This evening Rupert Battersby will be talking us through the history of the family business.
  • From 12 September 2019 19:30 until 12 September 2019 21:30
    At Robins Lane and Bramhall Lane South, Bramhall SK7 2PA Categories: Bramhall Group Events Tags: Bramhall
    The AGM will be followed by a light-hearted talk from David Guyton, making a welcome return, about findings in the graveyard! This evening the Bramhall Group will be celebrating our 20th birthday.
  • From 10 October 2019 19:30 until 10 October 2019 21:30
    At Robins Lane and Bramhall Lane South, Bramhall SK7 2PA Categories: Bramhall Group Events Tags: Bramhall
    This evening Claire Moores will be looking at almshouses and charitable giving in Cheshire. Almshouses have been an important part of the fabric of this country since Anglo-Saxon times, and the ones illustrared here, in Nantwich, date from the 1600s.
  • From 14 November 2019 19:30 until 14 November 2019 21:30
    At Robins Lane and Bramhall Lane South, Bramhall SK7 2PA Categories: Bramhall Group Events Tags: Bramhall
    This evening Gordon Longworth will be recounting his research into the lives and deaths of two WW1 soldiers, one his great uncle and one who died on the last day of the war. His book "Where the Poppies Weep" was published earlier this year.
  • From 12 December 2019 19:30 until 12 December 2019 21:30
    At Robins Lane and Bramhall Lane South, Bramhall SK7 2PA Categories: Bramhall Group Events Tags: Bramhall
    Our December meeting will follow the traditional Xmas format - a social evening for which we contribute the seasonal fare ourselves, combined with a short talk by one of our own. We shall be requesting contributions for the food table near the time.
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