Tameside Heritage Days officially launched
Thursday 8th September 2016 @ 16:00 by Adam Higgins
Ashton Denton & Audenshaw Droylsden News

Tameside’s Heritage Days were officially launched on Thursday – with a canal barge trip from Portland Basin Museum for world War two veterans.

Around 20 people enjoyed a ride along the canal in the afternoon – the first of many events happening between now and Sunday.

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Enjoying the sun: Veterans on the barge had a peaceful afternoon ride along the canal

This year’s theme for the heritage days is water. Here is a full list of what’s on where and when so you can make it an historic long weekend to remember.

Here’s what you can take part in over the next few days…

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9:

Two Canals and a River, Portland Basin car park, Portland Place, Ashton under Lyne. OL7 0QA
Walk along Ashton Canal with Tameside Greenspace Volunteers, take the train from Guide Bridge to Woodley and return along the Peak Forest Canal and River Tame. Seven miles
10.30am – 3pm

Ashton Parish Church, St Michael & All Angels, Church Street, Ashton under Lyne, OL6 6XJ
Grade 1 listed building. Medieval stained glass. Ceiling bosses. Three decker pulpit. Access to the 139 foot tower is weather dependent.
Partial disabled access, toilets, parking, refreshments.
10am – 4pm also open Saturday.

St. Peter’s, Manchester Road, Ashton under Lyne, OL7 0LB
One of three Waterloo Churches in the Greater Manchester Area, built to celebrate the victory in the Napoleonic Wars. 1830s ‘David Evans Rose Window’.
Partial disabled access, toilets, parking, refreshments.
10am – 4pm also open Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Christ Church, Manchester Rd, Denton. M34 3RA
Victorian church with decorative stained glass, showing links with the hatting industry. History of the parish’s WWI soldiers.
Disabled access, toilets, parking, refreshments.
11am – 4pm also open Saturday.

Mossley industrial Heritage Centre, Queen Street, Mossley. OL5 9AH
Discover the importance that rivers and canals have played in the industrial development of this mill town. Follow the blue plaque trail.
Partial disabled access, parking, toilets, refreshments.
11am – 4pm, also open Saturday.

Mottram Parish Church, St Michael & All Angels, War Hill, Mottram, SK14 6JL
15th century church with evidence of earlier 13th century origins. 90 years of life in Mottram Parish exhibition. Bell tower tours.
Partial disabled access, parking, toilets, refreshments.
10am – 4pm, also open Saturday and Sunday.

St. Lawrence’s, Stockport Rd, Denton, M34 6AD
Tudor wattle and daub walls with original timbers. Victorian extension with elaborate chancel screen. History exhibition.
Disabled access, toilets and parking, refreshments, activities for children.
10am – 4pm also open Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday, September 10:

Heritage Weekend Special, Portland Basin Museum, Portland Place, Ashton under Lyne. OL7 0QA
Canal walks, boat trips, photography exhibition, stalls with information on local canals and rivers.
11am – 3pm

Narrowboat Trips Portland Basin Wharf, Portland Place, Ashton under Lyne. OL7 0QA
A free 35 minute return canal narrowboat trip on ‘Still Waters’ along the historic Ashton Canal. Donations welcome.
10.30am – 3.30pm

Huddersfield Narrow Canal Walk, Canal Bridge, Waggon Road, Mossley
Along Huddersfield Narrow Canal to Roaches Lock and then loop back, ending at Emmaus, with a cafe and toilets. Book a place on 01457 837287 or [email protected]
11am

St. John’s Church, King’s Road, Ashton under Lyne. OL6 8EZ
Historic records of the Church and the community of Hurst. See the poppy wall and the Battle of the Somme Exhibition. Organ recital Saturday 1 – 3pm. Songs and hymns performed by Hurst Junior Choristers.
Disabled access, parking, toilets, activities for children. refreshments.
11am – 3pm also open Sunday.

Huddersfield Narrow Canal Talk
Central Library, Old Street, Ashton under Lyne, OL6 7SG

An hour’s talk by Dr. Bob Gough of the Huddersfield Canal Society on the Tameside stretch of this historic canal followed by a discussion. Book your place by Thursday 8 September on 0161 342 4242.
Disabled access, toilets, parking.
11am – 12 noon

Millbrook Heritage Trail, Oakgates car park, Hartley St, Stalybridge, SK15 3EP
Discover how water has played an important role in the history and growth of Millbrook on a two mile walk with Paul Nethercott, Tameside Greenspace Volunteer. Parking.
1pm

St Mark’s, Railway Street, Dukinfield, SK16 4PX
Victorian church with memorial window to actress Kathy Staff and the 2000 window depicting the history of Dukinfield.
Disabled access, parking, toilets, refreshments.
10am – 4pm

Albion United Reformed Church, Stamford Street, Ashton under Lyne, OL6 6QQ
Celebrating 200 years of worship. Grade ll* gothic style; hammerbeam roof with angelic supports, stained glass by Burne-Jones and a Lewis Grade ll organ.
Disabled access, toilets, parking, refreshments.
10am – 4pm

Catholic Church of Saints Ann & Paul, 64-66 Burlington Street, Ashton under Lyne, OL6 7DG
Designed by Edward Welby Pugin; but why was his impressive broach spire never built?
Take a closer look at the statuary, devotional items and stained glass. ‘Stations of the Cross’ in the Flemish style by J. Dinnewet.
Partial disabled access, toilets, refreshments, activities for children.
10am – 4pm

St George’s, Church Street, Hyde, SK14 1JZ
1832 Commissioners’ Church. Visit the ringing and bell chambers and see the rare ‘Joyce of Whitchurch clock’. Stained glass and the painted glass east window. Music and bell ringing throughout the day.
Disabled access, toilets, parking, refreshments, activities for children.
10am – 4pm

St. Anne’s, St Anne’s Road, Denton, M34 3EB
1882 Grade I listed church; architect Medland Taylor. Mosaics by Salviati and Oppenheimer and stained glass windows by Heaton Butler & Baines of London. Bell Tower can be visited by arrangement.
Parking, toilets, refreshments.
11am – 4pm

Christ Church, Manchester Rd, Denton. M34 3RA
Victorian church with decorative stained glass, showing links with the hatting industry. History of the parish’s WWI soldiers.
Disabled access, toilets, parking, refreshments.
11am – 4pm also open Friday.

St. Peter’s, Manchester Road, Ashton under Lyne, OL7 0LB
One of three Waterloo Churches in the Greater Manchester Area, built to celebrate the victory in the Napoleonic Wars. 1830s ‘David Evans Rose Window’.
Partial disabled access, toilets, parking, refreshments.
10am – 4pm, also open Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

St. Stephen’s Audenshaw Road, Guide Bridge, Audenshaw, M34 5HJ
Architect, E.H.Shellard’s 1846 Grade II listed church. A peaceful haven.
Partial disabled access, parking, toilets, refreshments.
10am – 4pm

Fairfield Moravian Settlement, Fairfield Square, Droylsden M43 6AD
Founded in 1785 as a self-sufficient religious community, the Settlement and its buildings retain much of their original character.
Parking in Fairfield High School M43 6ED
Disabled access, toilets, parking, refreshments.
11am – 5pm, tours from 11.30, also open Sunday

St. George’s, Stamford Street, Mossley, OL5 0LP
Grade II listed church. ‘Last Supper’ reredos carved from alabaster. Sstained glass windows by Mayer of Munich, Morris & Co. and Comere & Capronnier.
Partial disabled access, parking, toilets, activities for children, refreshments.
10am – 4pm, also open Sunday.

Mossley industrial Heritage Centre, Queen Street, Mossley. OL5 9AH
Discover the importance that rivers and canals have played in the industrial development of this mill town. Follow the blue plaque trail.
Partial disabled access, parking, toilets, refreshments.
11am – 4pm, also open Friday.

Ashton Parish Church, St Michael & All Angels, Church Street, Ashton under Lyne, OL6 6XJ
Grade 1 listed building. Medieval stained glass. Ceiling bosses. Three decker pulpit. Access to the 139 foot tower is weather dependent.
10am – 4pm also open Friday.

Wooden Canal Boat Society, Portland Basin Wharf, Portland Place, Ashton under Lyne. OL7 0QA
See the six rescued and restored heritage canal boats, all over 100 years old, used in various places in the canal system’s industrial
heyday, now for community use. Talk to the volunteers and step on-board ‘Hazel’ and ‘Forget-me-not.’
11am also on Sunday.

Mottram Parish Church, St Michael & All Angels, War Hill, Mottram, SK14 6JL
15th century church with evidence of earlier 13th century origins. 90 years of life in Mottram Parish exhibition. Bell tower tours.
Partial disabled access, parking, toilets, refreshments.
10am – 4pm, also open Friday and Sunday.

St. Lawrence’s, Stockport Rd, Denton, M34 6AD
Tudor wattle and daub walls with original timbers. Victorian extension with elaborate chancel screen. History exhibition.
Disabled access, toilets and parking, refreshments, activities for children.
10am – 4pm, also open Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

Hyde Town Hall, Corporation Street, Hyde, SK14 1AL A tour of the building by Cllr. Jim Fitzpatrick, with interesting anecdotes about its history and architecture, including the stained glass. Partial disabled access, toilets.
11am

Sunday, September 11:

Canal History Walk, John Howarth Countryside Centre, Stannybrook Road, Failsworth, Oldham. M35 9WJ
A gentle stroll looking at historic features of the Droylsden to Hollinwood Canal and hear about the history of the canal and the area.
11am and 1pm

Huddersfield Narrow Canal Walk, Wharf Tavern, 77 Caroline Street, Stalybridge. SK15 1PD
A history walk along the canal and around Stalybridge Town Centre.
10am – 1pm

Water, Water Everywhere, Lay-by on Hobson Moor Road, Mottram. SK14 6SG
A Tameside Greenspace 7 mile walk around the 4 reservoirs of Brushes and Swineshaw.
11am – 3.30pm

Sunday Funday Canoeing, The Old Boat House, Fairfield Locks, Off Maddison Road, Droylsden. M43 6ES
The Water Adventure Centre is based in Grade 2 listed buildings beside the Ashton Canal and adjacent to working locks Canoeing for 8 – 14 years. The event staffed by qualified canoeists and youth workers.
11 – 1

Ryecroft Hall, Manchester Rd, Audenshaw. M34 5ZJ
1850 Grade 2 listed with Gothic internal features, set in park and gardens, built by ‘King Cotton’, Abel Buckley. Military Hospital during WW1. British restaurant, ARP centre in cellar. Coronation Street wedding venue.
Disabled access, toilets and parking, refreshments, activities for children.
10am – 2pm

Newton Hall, Dunkirk Lane, off Dukinfield Road, HydeSK14 4PL
A medieval cruck framed manor house dating from c1380. Guided tours around hall and the findings of the latest archaeological dig 2pm – 4pm

Old Hall Chapel, Globe Lane, Dukinfield SK16 4RG
Tour of the Chapel site, a grade II* ruin and the oldest building in Dukinfield. Information on its past owners and the efforts to save it. Booking essential on 0161 330 4188 or [email protected]
Parking.
1.30pm

St. John’s Church, King’s Road, Ashton under Lyne OL6 8EZ
Historic records of the Church and the community of Hurst. See the poppy wall and the Battle of the Somme Exhibition. Organ recital Saturday 1 – 3pm. Songs and hymns performed by Hurst Junior Choristers.
Disabled access, parking, toilets, activities for children. refreshments.
12noon – 3pm also open Saturday.

Wooden Canal Boat Society, Portland Basin Wharf, Portland Place OL7 0QA
See the six rescued and restored heritage canal boats, all over 100 years old, used in various places in the canal system’s industrial
heyday, now for community use. Talk to the volunteers and step on-board ‘Hazel’ and ‘Forget-me-not.’
11am also on Saturday.

Fairfield Moravian Settlement, Fairfield Square, Droylsden M43 6AD
Founded in 1785 as a self-sufficient religious community, the Settlement and its buildings retain much of their original character.
Parking in Fairfield High School M43 6ED
Disabled access, toilets, parking, refreshments.
1pm – 5pm, tours from 1.30pm, also open Saturday.

St. George’s, Stamford Street, Mossley OL5 0LP
Grade II listed church. ‘Last Supper’ reredos carved from alabaster. Talks about the stained glass windows by Mayer of Munich, Morris & Co. and Comere & Capronnier on Saturday.
Partial disabled access, parking, toilets, activities for children, refreshments.
12 noon – 3pm, also open Saturday.

Mottram Parish Church, St Michael & All Angels, War Hill, Mottram, SK14 6JL
15th century church with evidence of earlier 13th century origins. 90 years of life in Mottram Parish exhibition. Bell tower tours.
Partial disabled access, parking, toilets, activities for children, refreshments.
12 noon – 4pm, also open Friday and Saturday.

St. Peter’s, Manchester Road, Ashton under Lyne, OL7 0LB
One of three Waterloo Churches in the Greater Manchester Area, built to celebrate the victory in the Napoleonic Wars. 1830s ‘David Evans Rose Window’.
Partial disabled access, toilets, parking, refreshments.
12.30 – 2.30pm, also open Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

St. Lawrence’s, Stockport Rd, Denton. M34 6AD
Tudor wattle and daub walls with original timbers. Victorian extension with elaborate chancel screen. History exhibition.
Disabled access, toilets and parking, refreshments, activities for children.
10am – 4pm, also open Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

FACILITIES KEY:

DA—Disabled Access

PDA—Partial Disabled Access

DT—Disabled Toilets

T—Toilets

DP-—Disabled Parking

P—Parking

R—Refreshments

CH—Activities for Children