Local History Group – Exploring Photographs

We had a fascinating session this afternoon thanks to people bringing in and sharing their photographs; among the many was Barbara showing us images taken by her husband of a chip-shop fire in Levenshulme, which featured in newspaper articles, and Sue with her photos showing the Whit parades along Stockport Road.

It was a particular delight to welcome Eddie Johnson, author of many books on the railways, talking us through a tiny selection of his images showing local railway stations, older steam locomotives running on now disused lines, and some of the engineering works in the construction of the Kingsway estate in Burnage. He will give a free talk to the group at 2:00 on 7th March about the transformative influence the railways had on people in this country.

We are not meeting next Tuesday due to half-term, but why not join us on Tuesday 28th February when we look at Withington Workhouse and Hospital?