Burnage Heritage

Following on from his popular presentation on the Burnage National School, St. Margaret’s Church archivist John Pollard kindly offered us a guided tour of the Church and grounds as part of our Memory Bank Festival. Gathering under the lynch gate on a bleak November afternoon, spirits were not dampened as […]

Memory Bank Festival – Tour of St. Margaret’s Church

A full house greeted our guest speaker Chris Makepeace this afternoon, and they were rewarded with a wonderful talk about the value of photographs in understanding our history. Illustrated with a reel full of seldom seen images, we were given advice on examining and dating photographs. What buildings were in the background- […]

Chris Makepeace at Burnage Library

An article by David Reid, featured in A Burnage Miscellany 4 from Burnage Heritage, was the focal point of today’s session. Using the National Library of Scotland’s digitised 1848 Ordnance Survey map of the area, we journeyed from Didsbury Road to cross the Nico Ditch over Slade Lane, our route both following and diverging away from […]

Local History Group – A Roman Road through Burnage?