Events Programme – Spring 2018



The next NWACTS event will be a tour of our Building At Risk for 2018, Heaton Hall.  Meeting at the hall at 10.30am, we will be shown around the Grade I listed 18th Century country house by David Blood of the Friends Of Heaton Hall.

From approximately 12.15 to 1.30 pm we will be having lunch at the Stables cafe where fine food can be purchased (highly recomended) or you can bring your own packed lunch.  Please let us know if you wish to purchase food from the cafe.

After lunch we will be meeting in the Stables Schoolroom for a general discussion on Buildings at Risk: How do they get to that stage?  What can be done?  What powers do Local Authorities have to deal with them?  What legal issues are there?

£5  – Apply direct via NWACTS

Tour of Tower Mill, Dukinfield – Saturday 19th May

Cotton spinning has returned to Greater Manchester!  English Fine Cottons has restored the grade II listed Tower Mill in Dukinfield into the only commercial cotton spinning mill in the UK.  The company’s mission is to bring cotton spinning back to its spiritual home in the North West of England and breathe new life into a British industry that used to be the envy of the world.

Join us as we tour the most advanced and productive textile manufacturing facility in the world.  Meet at Tower Mill at 10.00am.

£5.00 (members) £5.75 (non-members)

Visit to Middleton – Saturday 30th June

Starting with a tour of the Parish Church of St. Leonard, built on the site of an earlier Saxon church, it is the oldest church in Greater Manchester and was completed by Cardinal Langley in 1412. Inside there is what is said to be the oldest War Memorial, commemorating the Battle of Flodden on the 9th September 1513 in which James IV of Scotland died.

Then we go on to the Grammar School founded by Elizabeth I and it is the only school to have an unbroken history to the present day.

Lunch will be at the 16th century Olde Boars Head (included), England’s oldest public house.

After lunch we visit the Arts & Crafts church, (Long Street Methodist Church & Schools) designed by Edgar Wood (1860/1935).

£12.50 (members) £13.50 (non-members)


Details 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).

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

For more information email:

or telephone (0161) 224 2121