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Albion United Reformed Church

Albion United Reformed Church, Stamford Street East, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL6 6QQ

Albion URC's Grade ll* gothic style building was completed in 1895. Hammerbeam roof with angelic support as in the Palace of Westminster. Stained…

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Daisy Nook Canal History Walk

Daisy Nook Country Park,, Stannybrook Road,, off Newmarket Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester

Meet outside the café at Daisy Nook Country Park car park, off Stannybrook Road, to hear about the story of the Hollinwood Branch Canal, see the…

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Historical Tour of AOB

Ashton Old Baths, Stamford Street West, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL6 7FW

Ashton Old Baths is a historic space, reinvented for the small and medium-sized businesses in the digital and creative sector. Formally a…

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Mossley Heritage

Emmaus Mossley, Longlands Mill, Queen Street, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL5 9AH

John Knight was a powerful Mossley figure who was at Peterloo. Displays about him and other Mossley folk who used people power to change their…

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Remembering Peterloo

St. Johns Church, Kings Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL6 8EZ

The Peterloo Massacre took place at St Peter's Field, Manchester, England, on 16 August 1819, when cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,000–80,000…

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St George’s Church Heritage Open Days

St George's Church, Stamford Street, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL5 0LP

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St James (The Apostle) CofE Church, Ashton-under-Lyne

St James Church, Cowhill Lane, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL6 6HJ

The Wedding Registers available to viewed date back to 1933. The photographs on display show church events historical and current such as …

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St John the Baptist Church

St. Johns Vicarage, Carrhill Road, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL5 0SA

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St Peter’s Church Ashton Under Lyne

St. Peters Church, Manchester Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL7 0BA

The church is the work of Francis Goodwin, and was built between 1821 and 1824. St Peter's was the first Waterloo Church recorded in the…

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Behind the scenes… in the archives

Bolton Central Library and Museum, Le Mans Crescent, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 1SE

Join us for a tour of the Bolton Archives strongroom. The strongroom is not usually accessible to the public but we invite you to join the…

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Bolton: Teacups and Towers heritage walk

St. Pauls Church, Holland Street, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 8PA

Come and join-us; connecting local community centres/drop-ins together and mixing-in their heritage stories on our mega-heritage walk (4 hours -…

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Emmaus Bolton and Derby Barracks

Emmaus, Derby Barracks, Fletcher Street, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL3 6NF

Emmaus bought Derby Barracks 15 years ago and over that time the building has been converted and restored. It is now an Emmaus Community that…

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Hall i’th’ Wood Museum

Green Way, off Crompton Way, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 8AU

Join us for a tour of this beautiful building. The tour will include a rare chance to view the attic space where Samuel Crompton allegedly hid…

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Holy Trinity Church, Horwich

Holy Trinity Horwich Parish Church, Church Street, Horwich, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL6 6AA

Georgian Grade II listed church, by Bedford with 1903 chancel by Knill-Freeman. Situated in the Upper Horwich conservation area near the West…

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Rivington Chapel

Rivington Chapel, Rivington Lane / Sheephouse Lane, Rivington, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL6 7SE

Set in the stunning countryside of the West Pennine moors this Chapel, originally Presbyterian, was built in 1703. It is Grade II* listed and is…

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Salford Road Solar Farm

Salford Road Solar Farm , Salford Road , Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL5 1DG

During the visit to Salford Road Solar Farm in Bolton, you will be guided by the Recycle For Greater Manchester Education team who will take you…

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Smithills Hall

Smithills Hall, Smithills Dean Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 7NP

Smithills Hall opened to the public as a museum in 1963 but its history dates back to the 14th century. Today, much of the Hall has been restored…

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St James the Great Church Daisy Hill

St. James Church, St. James Street, Daisy Hill, Westhoughton, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL5 2EB

Visitors can see - A Grade 11* listed church by architects Paley and Austin built of stock and red brick and terracotta, described by Pevsner as…

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St Katharine’s Church

Church Street, Blackrod, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL6 5EN

St Katharine's (The Church on the Hill) has been a landmark for more than 8 centuries. The Grade II listed building was rebuilt in the early…

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St Peter’s Church, Halliwell

St Peter's Church, 419 Church Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 5RP

Step up onto platforms specially erected for the day to appreciate close-up our stained glass designs by Thomas Willement and by Heaton Butler &…

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St Stephen & All Martyrs’ Church

Radcliffe Road, Lever Bridge, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL2 1NZ

St Stephen & All Martyrs is the first of Edmund Sharpe's three famous 'pot' (or terracotta) churches. It was built 1842-45 of locally produced…

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Behind the Scenes at Bury Parish Church

Bury Parish Church, The Rock, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0AH

Come along to Bury Parish Church and catch a glimpse of its beautiful silverware which will be on display especially for Heritage Open Days along…

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Bury Archives Open Day

Bury Archives, Moss Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0DR

Our records tell the history of people, places and events that have shaped the world we live in today. They include written documents, printed…

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Bury Unitarian Church is a Hidden Gem!  1719 The first dissenting congregation in Bury.

Bury Unitarian Church, 1 Bank Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0DN

In 1662 the Rev. Henry Pendlebury of Holcombe, together with nearly two thousand other Church of England clergy, was ejected from his parish under…

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Fusiliers Around Bury

Fusilier Museum, Moss Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0DF

Learn about the Whitehead and Kay connections. Visit the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, the Victorian Castle Armoury and Whitehead and Kay…

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Heritage & Culture Walk around Bury

Bury Art Museum, Art Gallery, Moss Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0DF

Join one of our local guides on a walk around Bury, learn all about our amazing historic town and some of its well known residents.

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Historical Tour of The Met

The Met Arts Centre, Derby Hall, Market Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0BW

Did you know that the Derby Hall held one of Joy Divisions's most famous gigs with a raucous crowd protesting against a change of singers? Did you…

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St Anne’s Church, Tottington

St. Annes Church, Chapel Street, Tottington, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL8 4AP

The Church holds many historic tales from when it was first built in 1799 at the cost of £50 to the present day. Hear about its connections to…

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St John the Baptist Church, Bircle

Castle Hill Road, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 6UH

Bircle Church is built on rock, stands high above the town and has been there for generations of Bircle folk since 1846. On a clear day there are…

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Cheadle Hulme School (formerly The Warehousemen and Clerks’ Orphan Schools)

Cheadle Hulme School, Claremont Road, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK8 6EG

Tour the School's historic main building which celebrates it's 150th Birthday this year. Learn about how life at the School has changed since the…

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Wilton Street Chapel; How we helped shape Denton

New Chapel Unitarian , Clare Street, Denton, Greater Manchester, M34 3LQ

Not only will we looking back at whatever happened to the much loved Wilton Street Chapel but we will also be looking at how we made an impact!

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Christ Church, West Didsbury

Darley Avenue, Didsbury, Greater Manchester, M20 2ZD

The Church was built in 1881 as a gift to the community from Mr William Roberts of Darleydale and cost £13,000. It was, for many years, known as…

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Didsbury Church of England Primary School

Elm Grove, Didsbury, Greater Manchester, M20 6RL

The school dates from 1612 and the oldest part on the present site from 1878, with a WW1 War memorial, which has public access from Grange…

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Didsbury Library

692 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Greater Manchester, M20 2DN

The beautiful Arts and Crafts library, in its 103rd year, opened on 15th May 1915 and was funded by Andrew Carnegie, following requests from…

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Didsbury United Reformed Church

Parkfield Road South, Didsbury, Greater Manchester, M20 6DA

Built in 1901 for a Presbyterian congregation this church was dedicated to St.Aidan. This Grade II listed building is constructed of Accrington…

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Didsbury with Barlow Moor Methodist Church

Sandhurst Road, Didsbury, Greater Manchester, M20 5LR

A small exhibition of schooling in Didsbury over the last century

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Emmanuel Church

Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury, Greater Manchester, M20 6TR

Built in 1858 to serve the growing population of the Barlow Moor Area of Didsbury. Grade II listed Victorian church, remodelled in 1986. Contains…

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Manchester Islamic Centre and Didsbury Mosque

271 Burton Rd, Didsbury, Greater Manchester, M20 2WA

Built in red Accrington brick as a Methodist church in the Edwardian era. • Refreshments throughout the day - snacks and finger foods. •…

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Nazarene College

Dene Road, Didsbury, Greater Manchester, M20 2GU

The Grade II listed White House building with many Art Deco features was built originally as a private home for William Melland, and was later…

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St James’ Church

Stenner Lane, Didsbury, Greater Manchester, M20 2RQ

Founded 1236. Grade II* listed building with many memorials and stained-glass windows to famous Lancashire and Cheshire families including the…

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The Fletcher Moss Walk

The Eagle Gate, Parsonage Gardens , Stenner Lane, Didsbury, Greater Manchester, M20 2RQ

A family friendly walk around Fletcher Moss Park and Parsonage Gardens with an emphasis on their history and that of the two houses in their…

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The Old Parsonage

Stenner Lane, Didsbury, Greater Manchester, M20 2RQ

Original parts of this magnificent house probably date back to the mid-sixteenth century with fine extensions added between 1820 and 1830. Its…

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The Towers

The Towers Manchester, Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Greater Manchester, M20 2FZ

Only the entrance hall will be open. The house located at the back of modern complex was built between 1868-1872 by Thomas Worthington for the…

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Warburton Street

Warburton Street, Didsbury, Greater Manchester, M20 6WA

Warburton Street, leading away from Wilmslow Road is the oldest street in Didsbury. Its cobbles, with original stone pavements, are a remnant of a…

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Dukinfield Old Hall Chapel

Dukinfield Old Hall Chapel, Old Hall Street, off Globe Lane, Dukinfield, Greater Manchester, SK16 4RG

Many people do not realise that the remains of such an important old building exists in Dukinfield, because it is on a closed site, away from the…

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Old Chapel (Unitarian) Dukinfield

Old Chapel (Unitarian), Chapel Hill, Old Road, Dukinfield, Greater Manchester, SK16 4EN

The fine neo-Gothic Grade 2* listed Unitarian chapel has recently undergone an extensive restoration funded partly by the Heritage Lottery Fund.…

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Evening event with wine and nibbles

Parish Church of St. Michael & All Angels, War Hill, Mottram, Hyde, Greater Manchester, SK14 6JL

Enjoy a glass of wine with nibbles, and when you're ready... You can join one of our tours: ▪ Bill and Tony's tours of our beautiful medieval…

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Hyde Chapel, Gee Cross

Knott Lane, Gee Cross, Hyde, Greater Manchester, SK14 5SQ

The original chapel became the first place of Christian worship in Hyde in 1708. The present chapel was built in 1846; a Grade II listed building,…

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Mottram Church/Graffiti Search

Parish Church of St. Michael & All Angels, War Hill, Mottram, Hyde, Greater Manchester, SK14 6JL

THERE WILL BE INFORMATON AVAILABLE ON WHAT IS CALLED "GRAFFITI" WITH MEMBERS OF OUR SOCETY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS. GRAFFITI MARKS WERE THERE TO WARD…

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Mottram Parish Church

Parish Church of St. Michael & All Angels, War Hill, Mottram, Hyde, Greater Manchester, SK14 6JL

The Parish Church of St. Michael & All Angels, is a fine medieval building in the Perpendicular style, set on the top of Warhill in Mottram in…

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St George’s Church, Hyde

2A Church Street, Hyde, Greater Manchester, SK14 1JZ

A listed church opened in 1832 with the help of the church commissioners created with the help of Queen Adelaide. Tour the tower with a view of…

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St Mary’s Church Newton with Flowery Field

Bower Court , Newton, Hyde , Greater Manchester, SK14 4HL

There will be a detailed leaflet giving the history of the church, highlighting the main features, the organ, pulpit, font etc. alongside…

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St Peter’s Church, Westleigh

St Peter's Church, Leigh, Greater Manchester, WN7 4SD

St Peter'Church is a Grade 2* listed church. It is one of several Paley and Austin churches in the area. We are open from 10.00am till 3.00pm on…

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Littleborough History Centre

Littleborough Station, Platform 2, Station Buildings, Railway Street, Littleborough, Greater Manchester, OL15 8AF

Littleborough Archaeological and Historical Society will host the event this year. This heritage centre is based in the original station buildings…

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Alexandra Park Manchester

Chorlton Lodge, Claremont Rd, Moss Side, Manchester , Greater Manchester, M16 7JL

FILMS The 3 short films are about suffragist women, many of whom were from Manchester, for example Margaret Ashton and Annot Robinson, and who…

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All Saints & Martyrs Church, Langley

All Saints & Martyrs Church, Wood Street, Middleton, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M24 5GL

The amazing Langley Cross stands some 13 or so metres tall and is housed in All Saints & Martyrs Church. Sculpted in aluminium by Geoffrey Clarke,…

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Barclays Group Archives

Barclays Group Archives, Dallimore Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M23 9JA

Unique and priceless - Barclays Group Archives show the depth of the bank's rich and varied history. Barclays can be traced back to two Quakers…

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Boothstown Village Hall

9 Vicars Hall Lane, Boothstown, Worsley, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M28 1JF

The building opened as the village Church of England school for Boothstown in 1874. Until August 2011 it was part of St Andrew's CE school,…

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Cavendish Community Primary School

Cavendish Road Primary School, Cavendish Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20 1JG

Cavendish has been the educational heart of West Didsbury for more than a century and continues to serve the community today. The main…

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CFCCA Heritage Open Day

Centre For Chinese Contemporary Arts, Market Buildings, 13 Thomas Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 1EU

In 2004 the premises of the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (formerly the Chinese Arts Centre) in Manchester's Northern Quarter, was awarded a…

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Chetham’s Library and Medieval Building

Chethams Library, Long Millgate, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 1SB

Chetham's is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world, and home to volumes dating back to the 13th century, including a rich…

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Chowbent Unitarian Chapel

Chowbent Unitarian Chapel, Alderfold Street, Atherton, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M46 9DS

Take a guided tour of the 1721 non-conformist chapel with gallery and three tier pulpit, Grade II listed. There will be an archive of the chapel…

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Christ Church, Moss Side

Christ Church, Monton Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M14 4GP

A magnificent reredos by G. F. Bodley crowns the tall, elegant and spacious interior of this Grade II* Listed Church, designed by local architect…

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Clayton Hall living history museum

Clayton Hall living history museum,, Clayton Park, Ashton new Road,, Clayton,, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M11 4RU

Clayton Hall sits within Clayton Park in East Manchester, is owned by Manchester City Council and managed and run by the Trustees of Clayton Hall…

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Critchley Community Hub

Age UK, Critchley House, 73 Chorley Road, Swinton, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M27 4AF

An informative event organised by Critchley Community Hub Swinton & Irwell Valley local history group. The occasion will be fun and informative,…

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Dare To Dream craftivism workshop

People's History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 3ER

Be inspired by dreamers of the past who have shaped today’s reality. Stitch your own positive vision of society onto a fabric dream cloud to be…

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Eccles Parish Church Open Day

Eccles Parish Church, Church Street, Eccles, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M30 0DL

The Church will be open to the public and will offer Guided Walks around the church, offering details of the history of the church. There will…

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Fairfield Moravian Settlement

29 Fairfield Square, Droylsden, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M43 6AE

The Moravian Settlement at Fairfield was founded in 1785 as a self-sufficient religious community. Although much of the surrounding area has…

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How To Be A Craftivist in the art of gentle protest: In conversation with Sarah Corbett

People's History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 3ER

What does the future of protest look like in our ever changing world and what can we learn from changemakers of the past to inspire and empower us…

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Joseph Johnson and Edward Watkin- Two Local Heroes Remembered

St Wilfrid's Church, Ford Lane, Northenden, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M22 4NQ

Visit the graves of Joseph Johnson, and the Watkin family in our churchyard. View various memorials and stained-glass windows dedicated to and by…

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Long Street Methodist Church

Long Street Methodist Church, Lever Street, Middleton, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M24 5UE

Long Street Methodist Church and Schools were built in 1899 by the foremost Art and Craft architect in the north of England, Edgar Wood, who was…

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Maggie’s Centre

Kinnaird Road, Withington, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20 4QL

This stunning building was designed by world-renowned, Manchester born Lord Norman Foster and is the architect’s only project in his home…

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Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Manchester Craft & Design Centre, 17 Oak Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 5JD

Discover the fish-tory of this fantastic and unique Victorian fish market building that sits at the heart of Manchester’s historic Northern…

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Monton Unitarian Church

Monton Unitarian Church, Monton Green, Eccles, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M30 8AP

Monton Unitarian Church was designed by Thomas Worthington, built in 1875, and is the fourth religious building for dissenters on this site. A…

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Monton Veterans Shelter - Monton Green

Monton Road, Eccles, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M30 9PS

It is an interesting and unique building which has just been refurbished with the help of Heritage Lottery Funding. This was raised by Monton…

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Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester

Museum of Transport, Boyle Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M8 8UW

Discover Greater Manchester's public road transport history with the Museum of Transport. Take a trip back in time with one of Britain's biggest…

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Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester: Bus Tours

Museum of Transport, Boyle Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M8 8UW

Tours using historic buses from the Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester, will run on the hour, every hour, calling at the Manchester Jewish…

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New Testament Church of God, Cheetham Hill, Manchester

Church of St John the Evangelist, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M8 9DU

The church is located in an inner city area and is considered to be one of Manchester's most culturally diverse neighbourhoods. The church was…

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Parish Church of St Mary, Church Green, Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, adjacent to Close Park.

Radcliffe Parish Church of St. Mary, Church Green, Radcliffe, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M26 2QA

Tower and Church built by the de Radcliffe family, members of which took part in Norman conquest. St Mary's was their family church. Many historic…

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Parrs Wood Stables and Gardens

The Stables, Parrswood Entertainment Centre, Wilmslow Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20 5PG

The Georgian Parrs Wood Estate was created in 1790 and occupied by the famous Ffarington and Heald families until 1920 when it passed to…

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Rubbish to Resource - See your recycling in action

Waste Facility , Longley Lane, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M22 4RQ

Join us to find out exactly what happens to your recycling once your bin has been collected. Discover how the state of the art technology in our…

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Shaare Hayim Synagogue

Queenston Road, Didsbury, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20 2WZ

The synagogue was opened in 1926 to serve the Sephardi Jewish community of South Manchester and, despite a reduced number of Jewish people in the…

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St Andrew’s Church, Eccles

Chadwick Road, Eccles, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M30 0NZ

One of the few surviving works of architect Herbert Tijou, St Andrew’s was built in 1879. No two of its over fifty examples of stonework (all…

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St Chad’s Church, Ladybarn

1 St. Chads Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20 4WH

Church and Community Wildlife Garden open with guides and guidebooks. Church decorated for Harvest Festival Refreshments

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St Clement’s Church and Tower Tours

24 Stretford Road, Urmston, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M41 9JZ

Church features include stained glass windows by Shrigley and Hunt, beautiful east and west windows, Gothic arched pillars, stone front and First…

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St Cross Church, Clayton

St Cross Church, 611 Ashton New Road, Clayton, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M11 4UA

Butterfield church (1866). Stewards available for guided tours. Saturday Café serving Breakfast and Brunch with vegetarian and vegan options…

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St John’s Church Thornham

Thornham Lane, Slattocks , Middleton, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M24 2RE

Though appearing much older, the church was only completed in 1914. There are many fine stained glass windows. Many connections to former local…

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St Lawrence Tudor Church

Stockport Road, Denton, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M34 6AD

Stained glass windows Victorian extension Recent reordering Wooden carving Many coats of arms and family plaques Church Archive Church records for…

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St Leonard’s Parish Church, Middleton

St Leonard's Square, New Lane, Middleton, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M24 6DE

Romanesque stone arch from 1100, memorial brasses - the best in the north of England (1500-1650), carved rood screen 1524, Jacobean box pew of…

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St Luke’s Benchill 80th Anniversary

St Luke’s Benchill , Brownley Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M22 4PT

The Church building will be open from 11am till 3pm Explore our building, take part in our trail, dream dreams for the next 80 years Create a…

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St Margaret’s Church

Rufford Road, Whalley Range, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M16 8AE

The church was built in 1848-9 to designs by James Park Harrison, who designed a number of churches between the early 1840s and the early 1860s.…

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St Mary’s Church, Droylsden

Church Street, Droylsden, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M43 7BR

The church will be open to access records which are not held elsewhere. There are memorials to those killed from the locality in WW1 and WW2.…

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St Michael & All Angels Church, Lawton Moor

St. Michael & All Angels Church, Orton Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M23 0LH

St Michael & All Angels is a Grade II* listed building consecrated in 1937 to the design by architect Nugent Cachemaille-Day. The churches…

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St Nicholas Church, Burnage

408 Kingsway, Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M19 1PL

This Grade II* listed building was the first church designed by architect, Nugent Francis Cachemaille Day and was opened in 1932. Between 2000 and…

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St. Mary’s C.of E. Church

Church Lane, Prestwich, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M25 1AN

People will be in church to answer questions/ show visitors round, if they wish, and point out items of interest Family history queries can be…

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St. Michael’s Parish Church Open Day

St. Michaels Church, 348 Church Road, Urmston, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M41 6HR

Stroll around the interior of our beautiful grade 11 listed church at your own pace with informative fact sheets before having a look at the…

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The Church of the Holy Name, Oxford Road, Manchester

Holy Name Church, 339 Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M13 9PG

The Church of the Holy Name opened for public worship on October 15th 1871. The architect was Joseph Aloysius Hansom, who is best known for having…

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The Pankhurst Centre

Pankhurst Centre, 60-62 Nelson Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M13 9WP

The Pankhurst Centre is the former home of Votes For Women campaigner Emmeline Pankhurst & her daughters Sylvia, Christabel & Adela, & the…

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The Portico Library - Conservation: from books to bees

The Portico Library & Gallery, 57 Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 3HY

One-off event: Sat 14 September 2019 Heritage conservation and environmental conservation: what do they have in common and how can they work…

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Timed Tours of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M13 9LW

Explore the beautifully-restored historic home of Elizabeth Gaskell, the famous author of North and South, Cranford and Mary Barton, in this…

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Tour of the Mechanics Institute, birthplace of the TUC.

Mechanics Centre Ltd, 103 Princess Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 6DD

The Mechanics Institute is a grade II* listed building and it is best known as the birthplace of the TUC which was founded in the building in…

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Zetland Passive House Project

8 Zetland Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M21 8TH

The UK government has set a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Homes contribute to 27% of current greenhouse gas emissions making…

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Castleshaw Roman Forts, Saddleworth

Oldham Outdoor & Environmental Education, Castleshaw Centre, Castleshaw, Delph, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL3 5LZ

A guided tour of the site and setting of the Roman Forts at Castleshaw along side the Chester to York Military Road.The information will include…

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Heritage weekend

Holy Trinity Vicarage, 34 Church Street East, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL4 2JQ

Our historic Church was built in 1847. We have an unusually complete set of records for the building of this wonderful Church. We will display…

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St Chad’s Saddleworth Church

St. Chads Church, Running Hill Gate, Uppermill, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL3 6LW

Visitors can be shown around the church by knowledgeable parishioners. We have a permanent exhibition on our 'Seeing is Believing' project to…

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St Margarets Church Hollinwood Oldham

St. Margarets & St. Chads Church, Chapel Road, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL8 4QQ

The first Church was consecrated on 8th July 1769 and replaced bt present Building which is Grade 2 Listed consecrated on 29th September…

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St. Anne’s Church, Longsight, Royton, Oldham

St. Anne's Church,, St. Anne's Avenue,, Longsight, Royton, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL2 5AD

Dedicated in January 1910 and replacing a smaller building a short distance away, the new Parish Church of St. Anne's Longsight , Royton, Oldham…

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St. Matthew & St. Luke’s Heritage Weekend “Simply Us”

St. Matthews Church, Mill Brow, Chadderton, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL1 2RT

Informal Guided Tours Ring [Dong] our Church Bell Treasure Hunt, Bulb Planting plus other events Church Cake Café

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St Gabriel’s Parish Church, Prestwich

St Gabriel's Parish Church, Bishops Road, Prestwich, Greater Manchester, M25 0HT

Explore inside a rare Art Deco church, built in 1932-33, and see an exhibition telling the story of the local community - through contemporary…

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Bamford Chapel and Norden URC

Bamford Chapel & Norden United Reformed Church, Norden Road, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL11 5PQ

Bamford Chapel and Norden URC have worked hard in recent years to preserve and present a fabulous archive. This has been helped by the chapel…

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Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum

Old Fire Station , Maclure Road , Rochdale , Greater Manchester, OL11 1DN

A unique opportunity to visit not only the museum but also the beautiful 1933 fire station alongside, currently awaiting redevelopment. Explore…

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Horse Carrs

Horse Carrs, Shawclough Road, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL12 6LG

Horse Carrs, built in 1865 celebrates its 154th year. Originally built as the family home of the Silk Mill Manufacturer, Thomas Watson,who was…

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Local Studies Centre, Touchstones Rochdale

Touchstones, The Esplanade, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 1AQ

Call into the Local Studies Centre to gain an insight into what effect 'People Power' had on the local area. In this year of commemoration, we…

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Rochdale Arts and Heritage Resource Centre

Unit 4, Scotts Industrial Park, Fishwick Street, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 5NA

Ever wondered about what is not on display at Touchstones Rochdale? Come and see the wonderful objects in storage at the Arts and Heritage…

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Rochdale Day of Dance

Touchstones, The Esplanade, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 1AQ

Oakenhoof are an all-age, open folk arts group. They are based in Littleborough and exist to develop and share the joy of folk dance, music and…

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Rochdale Living Memories

14 Drake Street, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 1NT

As part of this year’s Heritage Open Day, the shop front within the vacant retail unit at 14 Drake Street will be transformed into a ‘smart…

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Rochdale Parish Church, St Chad’s

The Vicarage, Sparrow Hill, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 1QT

The Parish Church has stood on the hill overlooking the town for well over 1000 years. Built and rebuilt over the generations, it has stonework…

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Rochdale Town Hall Tours

Rochdale Town Hall, The Esplanade, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 1AB

Our FREE 1-hour tour takes you around the town hall to marvel at the wonderful craftsmanship, immerse yourself in the building’s history and…

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Rooley Moor Heritage Trails

Healey Dell Heritage Centre and Tea Rooms, 121 Dell Road, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL12 6BQ

5 Mile Leisurely Walk -The walk will start and finish in the car park at the Healey Dell Heritage Centre & Tea Rooms. Healey Dell is a Nature…

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St Aidan’s Church Sudden Rochdale

Manchester Road, Sudden, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL11 3EL

A Grade II* listed building designed by Temple Moore and built by TS Ullathorne of Selby. The Parish Church was consecrated in 1915. Points of…

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St James’ The Apostle, Milnrow

St James Church, St James Street, Milnrow, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 3JT

Designed by the architect George Edmund Street, who also designed the Royal Courts of Justice in London and built by Rogers & Booth of Gosport…

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St John the Baptist RC Church

Dowling Street, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL11 1EX

The sanctuary mosaic cost four thousand pounds and was designed by Eric Newton, son of Lehman Oppenheimer and Edith Newton, and was completed on…

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St Mary in the Baum Church

St Mary's Gate , Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 1DZ

St Mary in the Baum Church was awarded Grade 1 listing by Historic England in 2015. Rochdale's 'Hidden Gem', it is a rare example of the work of…

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St Thomas Church, Newhey

St. Thomas's Church, Church Street, Newhey, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 3QS

We will hold both organised and self guided tours of our church which had to be completely restored after a devastating fire in 2007. Visitors…

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St. Edmund’s Falinge Rochdale (No Ordinary Place)

St. Edmund’s Church , Clement Royds Street, Falinge , Rochdale , Greater Manchester, OL126PL

St. Edmund’s. Described by ‘Pevsner as “Rochdale’s Temple To Freemasonry” as exotic as Rosalyn in Scotland. A wealth of wonders awaits…

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Touchstones Rochdale

The Esplanade, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 1AQ

Join artists Paul Fitzgerald and Eva Schlunke in this talk about their new graphic novel based on the Peterloo Massacre. Images from the book are…

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Touchstones Rochdale - Blue Badge Guided Heritage Trail

Touchstones, The Esplanade, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 1AQ

In support of Heritage Open Days 2019, join us on a Blue Badge Guided Heritage Trail that will commence and finish at Touchstones Rochdale. You…

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Virtual Rochdale 1900

Town Hall, The Esplanade, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 1AZ

Virtual Rochdale has recreated the Town Centre as it would have looked over 100 years ago, by studying photographs and maps of the time and using…

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YellowaY Motor Coach Museum

Touchstones, The Esplanade, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 1AQ

A real treat for Rochdale folk seeking nostalgia will be a visit to the town by the mobile YellowaY Motor Coach Museum. The 1915 incorporation of…

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Christ Church, Friezland

Church Road, Greenfield, Saddleworth, Greater Manchester, OL3 7LQ

Grade II listed building, dating back to 1850. Victorian Gothic Revival style with spire, by local architect George Shaw, built by local men.…

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St Paul’s Parish Church

St. Pauls C of E Church, 15 Springfield Road, Sale, Greater Manchester, M33 7YA

A fascinating display, featuring some recently discovered old photographs, entitled “A walk around Sale” will take visitors on a journey…

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Sacred Trinity

Chapel Street/Blackfriars Street (corner), Salford, Greater Manchester, M3 5DW

Salford's original church, built as a chapel of the Cathedral in 1635, rebuilt in 1752. This lovely church is home to a variety of interesting…

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Saint Philips Chapel Street: Super Saturday

St. Philips Church, 2 Wilton Place, Salford, Greater Manchester, M3 6FR

Saint Philips Chapel Street is a large Georgian neo-classical church, a stone's throw from Manchester City Centre. We are hosting 'Super…

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Working Class Movement Library Tour

Working Class Movement Library, 51 Crescent, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WX

Behind-the-scenes tours of a beautiful building which houses one of the most unusual libraries in the world. There's no shushing here, only…

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Holy Trinity Church, Stalybridge

Holy Trinity & Christ Church, The Church Office, 19 Corporation Street, Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, SK15 2JS

At the Open Day, you will be able to come into the church and have a tour of the points of architectural, historical and social interest. The…

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Millbrook Heritage Trail

Oakgates car park, Hartley Street, off Huddersfield Road, Millbrook, Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, SK15 3FH

On National Heritage Weekend, explore the history of the growth of Millbrook and the decline of the cotton industry on a two mile walk with Paul…

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St George’s Church, Stalybridge

St. Georges Church, Church Walk, Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, SK15 1DL

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Our Lady and the Apostles RC Church

Our Lady & the Apostles Church, Shaw Heath, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK3 8BQ

You are warmly invited to visit the beautiful grade-II-listed Our Lady and the Apostles church. A landmark in Stockport, the current building was…

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Stockport Christadelphian Meeting Room

Dodge Hill, Tiviot Dale, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK4 1RD

Opened as a school in 1857, the building has served as a place of worship since 1875, including a short period as Stockport's first Jewish…

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Stockport Garrick Theatre Open Day

Stockport Garrick Theatre Ltd, Exchange Street, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK3 0EJ

Stockport Garrick Theatre has been producing plays for the local community every year since it was founded in 1901. Open for tours, history…

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The Stockport Plaza Super Cinema and Variety Theatre

Plaza Theatre, Mersey Square, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK1 1SP

Stockport's 1932 Super Cinema and Variety Theatre throws open her doors for a day of presentations and chances to see behind the scenes of this…

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Wycliffe Congregational Church - exclusive viewing of work in progress

Wycliffe Church, Wellington Road North, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK4 1AF

Work funded by the Heritage Fund is currently ongoing to restore the beautiful stained glass east window, steps and entrances. An accessible…

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Church of Saint Peter, Swinton

Saint Peter's Church, Chorley Road, Swinton, Greater Manchester, M27 0WA

Saint Peter's Church is a Grade 2 * listed building in the heart of Swinton in the City of Salford. It is nearly 150 years old and the work of the…

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Christ Church, Timperley

Christ Church , Thorley Lane, Timperley, Greater Manchester, WA15 7AN

Come and hear about the role that People Power played in the founding of our parish, and how our community has been affected by People Power over…

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Damhouse Astley

Damhouse, Astley Hall Drive, astley, Tyldesley, Greater Manchester, M297TX

The house dates from the 1500s, and is in 17 acres of woodland including a pond, and walkways. There is a tearoom, open 7 days a week serving hot,…

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St. Wilfrid’s Parish Church Standish Tours

13 Rectory Lane, Standish, Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN6 0XA

St. Wilfrid's Parish Church Standish was built in 1584. The blending of late Gothic and Renaissance styles of architecture, along with the light…

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St Mark’s Church, Worsley

St. Mark’s Church, Worsley Brow , Walkden Road, Worsley Manchester, Greater Manchester, M28 2WH

Visitors will have the opportunity to examine and learn more about the architectural history art and design of the church and the people who…

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