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Monthly Meetings

Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings are held at Christ ChurchNeighbourhood Centre on a Thursday evening starting at 7.30 p.m. Note that the dates are  variable, i.e. not the same week of the month. We meet from September to June, and have a 2 month break in July and August.

Christ Church has the postal code BL0 0PX and is on Great Eaves Road. There is a car park at the back of the church.

There is a guest speaker and non-members are very welcome.

There is a charge of £2 for visitors and £1.50 for members, which includes refreshments.

The normal format is the leader welcomes the meeting with any news and outstanding business. There is then either part one of the talk, followed by a refreshment break, and then part two, or a refreshment break and then the main speaker if the talk cannot be split. The meeting usually finishes between 9 p.m. and 9.30 pm.

Programme for 2024

If you are interested in a particular talk, please check nearer the time that the subject is the same, as talks can move due to circumstances change.



June 20                 Sharon Ruston   - Reading Sir Humphry Davy’s Notebooks


summer break from indoor meetings

Outside visit to Rochdale Town Hall on Thursday 25th July. Minbus leaves Ramsbottom at 10 a.m. and returns at 3 p.m. Cost is £8 for a guide tour and £12.50 for the minibus. Please contact us if you are interested


September 12     Paul Hindle : Manchester Geographical Society

Paul looks at the ups and downs of the Society from its creation in 1884 to the present day. Paul is now President of the Society.


October 10          Stephen Etheridge: Bandstands.

‘ How the area’s brass bands contributed to the creation of northern working class identity.’


November 7       Brian Furness : Blacksmiths to Surgeons

Brian tells the story of the Doctors of Whitworth.


December 5      Festive Christmas meeting including  Sid Calderbank   Edwin Waugh - The Lancashire Burns