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Talks and Things in Saddleworth


Thursday 31st August 2017, 7.30pm. At the Saddleworth Museum, Uppermill. Saddleworth Civic Trust has an Illustrated Presentation by Julian Somerville, entitled “The Royal Mail – 500 Years and Still Delivering.”

All welcome, No charge but prospective new members most welcome. Refreshments available for small charge.


Wednesday 13th September 2017, at 7.30pm. At the Saddleworth Museum, Uppermill. Saddleworth Historical Society has an Illustrated Presentation by Dr. Stephen Bowd entitled “John Dee and Elizabethan Lancashire.”

All […]

Events in February for both the Saddleworth Historical Society and Saddleworth Civic Trust

Saddleworth Historical Society has an Illustrated Presentation entitled ‘Saddleworth’s Lost Servicemen of World War’ by Ivan Foster, historian.

This takes place on Wednesday 8 February at 7.30pm at the Saddleworth Museum, High Street, Uppermill. All are welcome but there is a charge of £3 for non-members on the night. Refreshments will be available.

On Wednesday 8 March at 7.30pm Saddleworth Historical Society has an Illustrated Presentation by Dr Sarah Rose entitled ‘Power, Privilege & Politics: The Medieval Honour of Pontefract’ […]

Saddleworth Civic Trust seek Andy Burnham’s support for their campaign against the Manchester Strategic Framework

Andy Burnham mayoral candidate for Greater Manchester

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Saddleworth Civic Trust have ramped up their campaign this week against the proposed Greater Manchester Strategic Framework by writing to Andy Burnham, mayoral candidate for Greater Manchester.

Burnham has condemned the sacrifice of Green Belt land for more housing development and criticised the plan for its “low aspirations” in terms of creating well paid quality jobs. In their letter they have expressed support for his criticisms of the draft […]

Flea market in Uppermill on Sunday

Uppermill Civic Hall

On Sunday 1 November 2015, from 10.00am to 3.15pm at the Civic Hall, Lee Street, Uppermill there will be a flea market.

The market is run by the Saddleworth Civic Trust and will have up to 40 stalls.

There will be refreshments all day. Entrance fee is fifty pence.

To book a stall please phone 01457 876858 or 01457 875855.

Saddleworth Civic Trust and Historical Society

Saddleworth Civic Trust will be holding a flea market at Uppermill Civic Hall on Sunday 3 November at 10am till 4pm. Admission is adults 50p with concessions at 30p, there will be stalls and refreshments served all day. If you wish to book a stall please call 01457 876858.

The AGM of Saddleworth Civic Trust will be held at the Saddleworth Museum Gallery in Uppermill, on Thursday 14 November at 7.15pm. There will also be an illustrated presentation by Ray […]

Saddleworth Civic Trust and Historical Society events

Saddleworth Civic Trust will be holding an illustrated presentation by Mike Buckley on Thursday 10 October, this is entitled ‘Character Appraisal of Ladhill Lane Conservation Area, Greenfield’ and starts at 7.30pm.

On Sunday 3 November from 10.00am-4.00pm at the Civic Hall, Uppermill, Saddleworth Civic Trust is holding a flea market. Admission will be Adults 50p, Concessions 30p. There will be up to 40 stalls with Refreshments all day. A few stalls are still available and to book contact Charles Baumann […]

Balsam Bashing In Dobcross This Saturday

Looks pretty, but it's a pest. (picture: ArtMechanic)

Local countryside rangers and the Saddleworth Civic Trust will be taking part in a spot of balsam bashing in Dobcross this Saturday.

Himalayan Balsam is notorious for affecting both the growth of native species and the state of riverbanks, and everyone’s welcome to join the rangers to help clear away some of the pest from the local area.

The group will be meeting at Holy Trinity School at 10:30am. There’ll be […]