Edgar Wood and Middleton Townscape Heritage Initiative

Edgar Wood and Middleton Townscape Heritage Initiative We have been awarded a £1,975,800 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore & celebrate Midd

The Edgar Wood and Middleton Heritage Initiative was awarded a £1,975,800 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to repair and restore Middleton's unique collection of Edgar Wood architecture and the town's other important historic buildings. The Initiative will run for 5 years between Spring 2011 and 2016 and will give local people to opportunity to learn about why their local heritage is of nation

al and international importance and to take part in helping to conserve it for the town's future. We'll keep updating the page with events and opportunities to get involved. 'Like' the page to keep in the loop. Or contact David Morris or Kerrie Smith at the Initiative Office.

Day 23 of Edgar Wood's
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Day 23 of Edgar Wood's

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Day 18 of Edgar Wood's

Don't forget tonight is our Christmas Open House at Long Street Methodist Church. Drop in for a mince pie and a mulled w...
18/12/2014

Don't forget tonight is our Christmas Open House at Long Street Methodist Church. Drop in for a mince pie and a mulled wine between 5.30pm and 7pm!

Day 17 of Edgar Wood's
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Day 17 of Edgar Wood's

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Day 13 of Edgar Wood's

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Day 12 of Edgar Wood's

The Edgar Wood and Middleton THI would like to invite you to our Christmas Open House taking place on Thursday 18th Dece...
12/12/2014

The Edgar Wood and Middleton THI would like to invite you to our Christmas Open House taking place on Thursday 18th December at Long Street Methodist Church. Please drop in between 5.30pm and 7.00pm to see Edgar Wood’s masterpiece by candlelight which will be sure to put you in the festive mood. Of course mulled wine / hot chocolate and mince pies will be available.

End the evening by heading to the Olde Boars Head for Christmas Carols with the Middleton Band.

Day 11 of Edgar Wood's
11/12/2014

Day 11 of Edgar Wood's

Day 10 of Edgar Wood's
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Day 10 of Edgar Wood's

Day 9 of Edgar Wood's
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Day 9 of Edgar Wood's

Day 8 of Edgar Wood's
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Day 8 of Edgar Wood's

Day 7 of Edgar Wood's
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Day 7 of Edgar Wood's

Day 6 of Edgar Wood's
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Day 6 of Edgar Wood's

Day 5 of Edgar Wood's
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Day 5 of Edgar Wood's

Day 4 of Edgar Wood's
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Day 4 of Edgar Wood's

Day 3 of Edgar Wood's  We thought we would make tonight's door a little bit more difficult to guess!Clue: This door can'...
03/12/2014

Day 3 of Edgar Wood's

We thought we would make tonight's door a little bit more difficult to guess!

Clue: This door can't be found in Middleton.

Day 2 of Edgar Wood's
02/12/2014

Day 2 of Edgar Wood's

This year our   has a twist. Each day, we will post a picture of an Edgar Wood door. Can you tell us which Edgar Wood bu...
01/12/2014

This year our has a twist. Each day, we will post a picture of an Edgar Wood door. Can you tell us which Edgar Wood building the doors can be found?

Day 1.

Join us for our last Enlightenment Middleton event this Sunday at the Olde Boars Head (M24 6UE) 'Memories of Sam Bamford...
28/11/2014

Join us for our last Enlightenment Middleton event this Sunday at the Olde Boars Head (M24 6UE) 'Memories of Sam Bamford'. Step back in time to 1872, Mr Binney Sam's literary executor is sorting out Sam's affairs following his death and shares his memories of Sam and his eventful life.

At 12noon on Sunday 30th November there will be an oppurtunity to have a guided walk of the Sam Bamford trail. The walk will take approximately 1hr - 1 1/2hrs and will start at St Leonard's Church car park (M24 6DE).

As many of you know works were completed last year at Tonge Hall to stabilise the building funded by the council and a g...
19/11/2014

As many of you know works were completed last year at Tonge Hall to stabilise the building funded by the council and a grant from English Heritage. The council are committed to finding a viable and self-sustaining future for Tonge Hall and have recently commissioned Purcell (historic building specialists) to prepare a Conservation Management Plan and Options Appraisal. This work will essentially ensure future decisions come from an understanding of Tonge Hall's special architectural and historic interest. They will also identify viable options to restore the Hall, including how it will be funded, and ensure its ongoing conservation in the long-term. On Wednesday 26th November there will be a drop in session between 4.00pm and 7.00pm at Long Street Methodist Church to give the local community an opportunity to share their ideas for the Halls future.

Delve into 'Enlightenment Middleton' and the Peterloo Massacre through the life and times of this writer, radical and re...
08/10/2014

Delve into 'Enlightenment Middleton' and the Peterloo Massacre through the life and times of this writer, radical and reformist - Sam Bamford!

Guided walks will be available at 11.00am and 2.00pm starting at St Leonard's Church car park. Pre-booking required, contact the Visitor Information Centre.

http://www.visitrochdale.com/things-to-do/in-the-footsteps-of-sam-bamford

A date for your diary Saturday 25th October! As part of the Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival we have organised a M...
06/10/2014

A date for your diary Saturday 25th October! As part of the Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival we have organised a Middleton Folk Night.

The night will feature traditional and contemporary folk music, performed by the renowned local musicians Mark Dowding, Geoff Higginbottom and Jennifer Reid. The evening will include playing, singing and reviving a sparkling array of folk songs that have their roots in Industrial Lancashire.

http://rochdaleliteraturefestival.co.uk/whats-on/middletons-folk-evening/

Don't forget that there is still time to book on Machester Tour Guides ' Edgar Wood Guided Walk' which is taking place t...
03/10/2014

Don't forget that there is still time to book on Machester Tour Guides ' Edgar Wood Guided Walk' which is taking place tomorrow.

Discover the Middleton buildings of the internationally famed architect Edgar Wood a guided walk by Manchester Tour Guide on Saturday 4th October at 11am.

Beautiful examples of Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau and Modernist elements.

Edgar Wood designed over twenty buildings that survive today in Middleton, including the spectacular Arts & Crafts Church and grand homes along Rochdale Road. People are rediscovering the genius of Wood and Middleton is uniquely placed as a living museum of his work.

Meet: Outside Middleton Post Office (opposite the Bus Station),
53 Manchester New Road, Middleton M24 1SQ

Price: Price £7 Adults / £6 Concessions

Tuesday was the premiere of Enlightenment directed by local film maker Anthony Dolan along with the help of Middleton's ...
02/10/2014

Tuesday was the premiere of Enlightenment directed by local film maker Anthony Dolan along with the help of Middleton's Heritage group. Over 80 people came to the premiere. This is a great documentary which brings to life Enlightenment heroes, Ashton Lever, George Cayley and Sam Bamford and Middleton’s unique Palladian house, Alkrington Hall. The film will shortly be uploaded to YouTube… we’ll let you know when it does.

Wilson Potter Brewery LLP  have a new ale out --> SBA Sam Bamford Ale! It's available from The Lass O'Gowrie, 36 Charles...
21/09/2014

Wilson Potter Brewery LLP have a new ale out --> SBA Sam Bamford Ale! It's available from The Lass O'Gowrie, 36 Charles St, Manchester | The Norfolk Arms, 2 Town St, Stockport | The Baum, Toad Lane, Rochdale | Bar Fringe, 8 Swan St, Manchester | The Smithfield Tavern, Swan St, Manchester. The bottled beers also include a QR code which takes you to the Sam Bamford trail leaflet!

A documentary film has been made by local film maker Anthony Dolan and volunteers that helps illustrate Middleton's Enli...
21/09/2014

A documentary film has been made by local film maker Anthony Dolan and volunteers that helps illustrate Middleton's Enlightenment past.

What does the future hold for Edgar Wood's Arts & Craft Church? A newly formed group are looking for help to develop pro...
19/09/2014

What does the future hold for Edgar Wood's Arts & Craft Church? A newly formed group are looking for help to develop proposals for the church and school buildings.

What ideas do YOU have? What facilities would you like to see at the church and former school buildings? What activities and events would bring you to visit?

Please take part in their on-line survey:

https://arts-and-crafts-awakening.typeform.com/to/haEOPY

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Edgar Wood & Middleton Heritage Initiative, Long Street Methodist Church, Lever Street
Middleton
M245UE

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 12am
Tuesday 10am - 12am
Wednesday 10am - 12am
Thursday 10am - 12am
Friday 10am - 12am
Saturday 10am - 12am
Sunday 10am - 12am

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0161 643 4362

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