Events programme for Spring/Summer 2016 


Saturday 28th May

Heritage Steam Train trip to Rawtenstall/Bury : East Lancs Railway

Meeting at 10.30 am at the heritage railway station, Bolton Street, Bury (at the platform café), by train to Rawtenstall for a full heritage town tour (including the Weaver’s Cottage museum), returning late afternoon to the station where the East Lancs Railway has a 1940’s weekend festival with staff and visitors in period dress: join them in dressing up if you want to!

Ticket: £12.50

Saturday 18th June

Historic Church (St. Thomas) and Stockport Heritage Tour

Meet 10.30 (tea and cake) for 11.30 am at the Church (St Thomas’s Place – next to petrol station, opposite Stockport College on the A6) for a talk and tour of this historic ‘Waterloo’ Church.  Afterwards lunch (own cost) at a heritage pub nearby and tour of historic Stockport in the afternoon.

Ticket: £6.50

Tuesday 5th July

                                Visit to the Theatre Organ Heritage Centre, Eccles – 7.30 – 9.30pm

Presentation and tour at this fascinating museum heritage centre.  The evening includes a nostalgic trip to the 1920’s cinema with opening music from the rising Wurlitzer organ and the showing of historic films such as Laurel and Hardy, concluding with more organ music and a possible sing-song!

Ticket: £7.50


Date to be confirmed – Heritage pub tour of Stockport

Starting at The Crown Pub (underneath the railway arches) Heaton Lane, Stockport town centre, off the A6.

Ticket: £6.00

Tickets for these events and details of membership of the Society are available from:

Manchester Civic Society, Norton Place, 361 Wilmslow Road,  M14 6XU

Please make cheques or postal orders payable to ‘Manchester Civic Society’

specifying the event(s).

Remember to enclose a stamped, self addressed envelope.

Advance booking is essential: places for events are strictly limited.

For more information email:

or telephone (0161) 224 2121