Events Programme – Spring 2018

Visit to Fleetwood –  Saturday 7th April


Join us on a day in the historic seaside town of Fleetwood, hosted by Fleetwood Civic Society.  The programme for the day includes visits to three buildings designed by Decimus Burton, one of the foremost English architects of the 19th century.  A visit to one of Fleetwood’s famous lighthouses, lunch at the North Euston Hotel (cost of lunch not included) and a tour of the Fleetwood Museum, the oldest building in the town.

Meet at 10.00am at the Marine Hall, The Esplanade, FY7 6HF

£7.50 (members)  £8.25 (non-members)

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