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Do you love history !!!! Visiting historical places , having a chat about the places you have seen and history in general ? No one to shares your interests with ? well join us, This group is all about meeting new friends and sharing your thoughts with other members .visiting interesting historical sites and museums all over the uk ,the group covers uk history from the beakers up to 20th century . so join us and share your love of history with us all . were a friendly easy going group of people who share an interest in uk history, the group is open to anyone and everyone ,no need to be an expert on history you just need to be interested in the group events , so come on and join im sure you will have a great time . Some of the places we visit are not suitable for wheelchairs and people with walking difficulties ,please check the places we plan to visit to see if they are suitable for you to visit thank you , Andrew

Please note, when you join this group, none of the organisers of the group are responsible for any losses or damages you incur ,you are responsible for all your own travel arrangements , costs and your own safety at all times . Please note there is a yearly membership fee of £2 this covers costs, any extra money goes to charity . All fees last until 31 dec of each year and renewed from 1st jan each year . Please give me the £2 fee when you come to your first meet up thanks.

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Andrew

Upcoming events (5+)

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle, A castle in Scarborough. (I will add proper information nearer the visit ) Just to let you know the nearest car park is around a 20 minute walk and its up a very steep hill ,so might not be good for people with walking difficulties. Its English Heritage at the moment its £6.50 entrance

Museum of Transport Gtr Manchester: Heritage Open Day (Free event)

Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester

Free admission & free heritage buses between the Museum, Museum of Science and Industry & People’s History Museum as part of the national Heritage Open Days. I hope to catch the free bus from the city centre to the museum. Will post updates nearer the time.

Lindow Moss & Wilmslow Guided Walk

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Put on your sturdy footwear to join our resident guide Steve Bourne for a walk through Wilmslow, followed by a spot of “bog-trotting” around Lindow Moss – a place made famous by the discovery of the “Lindow Man” in the mid-1980s. Dating back to the Ice Age, this eerie place has been occupied for 6,000 years and still holds dark secrets. Neolithic flint tools have been discovered here. Charcoal found in the area has been dated from 3970 BC, suggesting that clearing and burning took place at that time. We begin at Wilmslow station, passing by the village to hear about a selection of celebrities from Tudor times to the present day. These include the “Early Tudor gentleman” Humphrey Newton, subject of Deborah Youngs’ acclaimed book, which was the first comprehensive biography of a member of ‘lesser’ gentry in those days. Wilmslow has links with Tudor royalty of course: The Boleyn family name is derived from Boleyn Hall, which once overlooked the river we now know as the Bollin. We also visit the recent site of Britain’s smallest tourist attraction, in memory of the nation’s first ever countryside and nature broadcaster and author known as “Romany” who lived in Wilmslow while entertaining the nation with his Nature programmes on BBC radio in the 1930s & 40s. When he died in 1943, schools across Britain closed for a day of mourning. We’ll then move on to view a mural depicting the legends of nearby Alderley Edge, brought to life in books by local author Alan Garner. A much earlier celebrity was Lindow Man or “Pete Marsh” as he became known. His official name is actually “Lindow II”, as other human remains have also been found preserved here. His body was discovered in 1984 by workmen who were cutting peat. His remains were carefully transported to the British Museum for extensive examination by a team of scientists. Their research has allowed us to learn more about his health, his appearance, his last meal and how he might have died than any other prehistoric person found in Britain. The conditions in the peat enabled the man’s skin, hair and many of his internal organs to be well preserved. Radiocarbon dating shows that he lived sometime between 27 BC and AD 119, and was approx. 25 years of age when he met a horrific death. Steve will tell us the gory details at the site where he was found. As we seek out pathways to traverse the Moss, we’ll hear more stories of macabre happenings, including a murder from 1959 then head across Lindow Common (where medieval gypsies raced and traded horses). After approximately 3 hours we’ll return to the centre of Wilmslow. Meet: 10.45 for 11am outside Wilmslow Railway Station Tour lasts approx 3 hours. Walk length: 5 miles Please bring; Sturdy footwear/hiking boots. Your own food and drink. Bring binoculars if you have some. Hosted by New Manchester Walks. £10 per person (Bring cash) If your travelling by car, there is a car park at Broadway Meadow. Post code SK9 1NB. Free on Sundays. If your travelling by train, there are services from Manchester and the south. We will meet at the railway station before the start of the walk.

Sizergh Castle

Sizergh Castle

Sizergh castle home of the stricklands family since 1239 , the house is a fascinating reflection of the varying fortunes of the family over the centuries, the house is full of interesting things to see , the gardens and surrounding grounds are a joy to see with great views of Lakeland falls and morecambe bay. Its free for national trust members and free parking, you still need a parking ticket from the pay and display. Hope to see you there Andrew

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