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A RICH HISTORICAL PAST

THE OLD NORTHOWRAM TOWNSHIP BROUGHT TO LIFE

THE NEXT PRESENTATION

A DIP INTO OUR ARCHIVES – 7.45pm

At last we are back to our indoor presentations, hopefully once a month going forward. Our next presentation will be at a new venue, Heywood Congregational Church at the end of Towngate and the start of Upper Lane. The presentation…
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NEW ANNE LISTER BOOKLET READY TO BUY

We have now received copies of the new Anne Lister 36 page booklet from the printer. These are now available to buy from Towngate stores in Northowram. This new publication features quotations from Anne Lister’s diary in context to where…
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ABOUT US

The society always supports a full calendar of events. Our regular speaker led presentations usually held at Northowram Methodist Church on Northowran Green are a favourite for members and guests to find out about all aspects of local history. In summer months we offer a walk and talk history ramble around interesting parts of the village.

For those who like to be involved in a more hands on approach to history, you can join our Wednesday evening research meetings at Heywood United Reform Church lower meeting room.

CURRENT NEWS

PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION – MARCH 17th 2018

Northowram Historical Society held an open day at Northowram Methodist Church, Northowram Green on Saturday 17th March. The Event was an exhibition of the Society’s images archive, featuring images from lots of different areas of the collection. These were split in to different areas of interest which included:

Transport, Older Houses, Activities, People and Places.

The event attracted 120 people who braved the snowy conditions to enjoy looking and in some cases adding names and information to help fill some of the Society’s knowledge of the past histories of Northowram.

JOIN OUR WEDNESDAY EVENING RESEARCH GROUP

WE ARE NOW MEETING AGAIN ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS

NEW SESSIONS STARTED IN OCTOBER 2021. Sessions start at 7.30pm, Every Wednesday until December 22nd 2021.

Each year the society runs a Wedneday evening research group usually split in to ten week blocks. Everyone is welcome to join this active group who are focusing their time in researching. a wide range of local history topics. Most of this output will eventually become material for another publication.

If you have a particular interest in the village historical past, whether it be medieval or closer to present times, you are welcome to join. There is a small fee of £3 for the evening to cover the cost of the room hire and the use of a router to access the internet. Encouragement and help is on hand from members with a lot of knowledge in helping to pinpoint the correct information efficiently. Free refreshments are available and a chance to exchange history gossip or just socialise. Just drop in first to experience an evening for a free session. If you like working alongside our friendly bunch then we would be pleased for you to continue.

Every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm until 9pm at the Heywood Reform Church lower meeting room.

Contact us: history@northowram.org

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

EVENTS TIMETABLE FOR 2021

Members Free – Guests £3. Under 16s free.

Held at Heywood Congregational Church, Towngate, Northowram. (Unless stated otherwise)

Doors open at 7.45pm for 8.00pm start time.

NEW EVENTS WILL BE COMMUNICATED SOON

October 21st – Dip into the Archives

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OUR PUBLICATIONS

Northowram
Old Northowram Village

A collection of past images with brief histories.
Edited by: M. Beecham
ISBN 978-0-9574790-0-5
40 pages. Priced at £6.95
Email history@northowram.org to purchase.

SOLD OUT

 

A History of Northowram Township from 1800
Edited by M. Beecham & G. Bowers
ISBN 978-0-9574790-1-2
492 pages. 750 copies printed.
Sold out

Brynescoles Valley (Chelsea Valley)
Earlier histories of the valley and Northowram village
Author: Michael Beecham
ISBN978-0-9574790-2-9
219 pages. Hard Back. Priced at £20.00
Approximately 8 copies still available.
Email history@northowram.org to purchase.

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