Local History Groups

This calendar of local history talks/activities is based on information supplied by the individual organisations, and is believed to be correct at the time of being published. It may be advisable to confirm details with the organisation in advance of attending an event.

Chalk History Group (Charlestown and Lower Kersal)

Venue: St Sebastian's Community Hall, 1 Douglass Green, Salford
Time: Fortnightly, every other Friday from 12.30pm
Email: chalkhistory@yahoo.co.uk

Further talks to be announced  


Eccles and District History Society

Venue: Alexandra House, 395 Liverpool Road, Eccles, M30 7HB
Time: Second Wednesday of the month, talks commence at 7.30pm
Cost: £3.00 visitors fee, £15.00 membership subscription
Contact: Andrew Cross - 0161 788 7263
Email: eccleshistory@yahoo.co.uk
Website: Eccles District History Society

10th MayAGMN/A
24th JuneVisit to Wardley Hall and The Secret ValleyN/A
13th SeptemberLocal travel since 1628Mark Child
11th OctoberEdith Cavell: a Salford WW1 heroineDavid Winston
8th NovemberThe Co-op MovementGilian Lonergan
13th DecemberChristmas mealN/A
10th January 2018The 1851 Visit of Queen VictoriaPaul Speakman
14th February 2018Manchester Docks to Salford QuaysDavid George
14th March 2018Barton Bridges Falling DownJudith Atkinson
11th April 2018The Liverpool to Manchester MonorailTony Wright
9th MayEccles As It WasChris Carson


Irlam, Cadishead and District Local History Society

Venue: St Paul's Methodist Church, Liverpool Road, Irlam
Time: Third Wednesday of the month, talks commence at 7.30pm
Cost: £2.00 for visitors, £1.00 for members
Contact: Deborah Yates - 0161 775 8708
Email: debbie.yates@yahoo.co.uk
Website: Irlam and Cadishead History Society

Further talks to be announcedTBCTBC


Salford Local History Society

Venue: Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Peel Park, Salford, M5 4WU
Time: Last Wednesday of the month, talks held from 2-4pm
Cost: £2.00, visitors welcome
Contact: Roy Bullock - 0161 736 7306
Email: roy.bullock@ntlworld.com
Website: Salford Local History Society 

26th AprilAGM followed by entertainmentN/A


Swinton and Pendlebury Local History Society

Venue: Swinton Library, 100 Chorley Road, Swinton, M27 4AE
Time: 10:00am
Cost: £1.50 (where there is a speaker), £1.00 (other sessions)
Contact: Jean Appleby 0161 794 4570 or Marjorie Williams 0161 793 7847

Further talks to be announced  


Working Class Movement Library

Venue: 51 The Crescent, Jubilee House, Salford, M5 4WX
Contact: Lynette Cawthra - 0161 736 3601
Email: enquiries@wcml.org.uk
Website: Working Class Movement Library

26th AprilRuth Cohen talk - 'Margaret Llewelyn Davies: socialist, feminist and co-operator'This talk explores how Margaret, an inspiring and visionary campaigner, led the Women's Co-operative Guild between 1889 and 1921.
28th AprilThe life and work of Marx and Engels - an exhibitionThis exhibition celebrates the truly creative partnership between Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, and the body of revolutionary, philosophical and economic writings that their collaboration produced.
6th May8th annual Frow LectureKevin Morgan, Professor of Politics and Contemporary History, University of Manchester and Library trustee, will speak about our founders.
10th MayDeborah Mutch talk - 'What I mean, my dear': The Woman Worker and the male voiceThe Woman Worker began on 1 September 1907 when it was published by the National Federation of Women Workers and edited by Mary R. Macarthur.