Clubs & Associations in Greater Manchester, Lancashire & Cheshire.
- Altrincham &
District Natural History Society
Contact Secretary: Claire Joures Tel: 0161-928 4513,
or for queries about the programme, Anne Mason on 0161-980 8645.
Meets at Hale Methodist Church Hall, Oak Road, off Hale Road, Hale at
7.30pm on Tuesdays. 50 pence charge includes refreshments. Website:
- Aspull &
Haigh Historical Society
Meets at Our Lady's Church Hall, Haigh Road, Aspull
on 2nd Thursday in month, except July and August. Tel: 01942-256 145.
- Bolton &
District Civic Trust
7 Sunadale Close, The Hawthorns, Deane, Bolton BL3 5RS. Tel: 01204-658699.
- Bolton Astronomical
The society was formed approximately 25 years ago, and are a group of
enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Everyone is welcome, from beginners
to experts. Meetings at the Ladybridge Community Centre on the first
and third Tuesday of the month. Website: boltonastro.fateback.com.
- Bolton Industrial
13 Forton Avenue, Breightmet, Bolton BL2 6JE. Tel: 01204-527401.
- Bury & District
Local History Society
Meetings of the Society are held monthly (except August) in St. Maries
Church Room, Manchester Road, Bury (near the Library). Website: www.burylhs.org.uk/links.html.
- Card Making
Love Memories Card Making Group, meets every Wednesday from 6.00pm to
at theFriends' Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS (located
behind Central Library). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more
- Chetham Society
The society was founded in 1843 for the publication of 'Remains Historical
and Literary connected with the Palatine counties of Lancaster and Chester'.
- Community Foundation
for Greater Manchester, The
Beswick House, Beswick Row, Manchester M4 4LA.
Tel: 0161-214 0943 . FAX: 0161-214 0941.
Email: email@example.com. Website: www.communityfoundation.co.uk
The Community Foundation is an independent non-profit grant making organisation
that provides a one stop solution for those who want their giving to
be for the lasting benefit of their local community. We make sure that
all community investments are directed to local groups or projects that
are in real need of funding and will make a genuine measurable difference
to the community and people they serve.
- Days Out West
American Line Dancers
Meets every Tuesday at St Marks Church Community Centre, Station Road,
1pm-3pm. All Levels of dancers welcome.
every Wednesday at Beesley Green Community Centre, Greenleach Lane,
Worsley from 1pm-3pm. For absolute beginners and returners. Contact
Tel: Kerris on 0161-950 1711.
- Egypt Exploration
Society, The Northern Branch
The Manchester Museum, The University, Oxford Road, Manchester. M13
9PL. Tel: 0161-275 2634.
- Farnworth &
District Local History Society
Library, Market Street, Farnworth, Bolton BL4 7PG. Tel: 01204-332344.
- Greater Manchester
Meet at St James' Church Hall, Church Road, Gatley on Tuesdays at 7:30pm.
Contact: Robert Sandling, Maths Department, University of Manchester
Tel: 0161-275 5807. £1 charge at meetings.
- Greater Manchester
Founded in 1982 to foster interest in heraldry, particularly, but not
exclusively, in relation to Manchester and the northwest. Meets at 2.00pm
every first Saturday in the month from October to March at the Central
Reference Library in Manchester city centre.
Local visits to places of interest in summer months. Website currently
in preparation but in meantime contact the Secretary by telephone at
01204-532915. Website: www.greatermanchesterheraldrysociety.co.uk.
- Irlam and Cadishead
Natural History Society
Contact: Mrs Ann Murphy, 49 Overdale Crescent, Flixton M41 5GR. Tel:
- Lancashire Authors'
An association not only for writers, but for anyone interested in Lancashire
Literature and History. The LAA Library is housed in the Local Studies
Department, Accrington Central Library, St James Street, Accrington,
Lancashire. It consists of over 2000 volumes covering all phases of
Lancashire Literature. The Association holds three Saturday afternoon
meetings each March and October in Chorley and June in Lytham St Annes.
- Lancashire and
Cheshire Antiquarian Society
The society was founded in 1883 to promote the study of the history
of Lancashire and Cheshire.
- Lancashire Gardens
The Lancashire Gardens Trust exists to research, promote and protect
historic parks and gardens in Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside.
Join us for some live research!
Contact the Membership secretary: Viv McCarron. Tel: 01253 876 484
... or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.lancsgt.org.uk.
- Lees Street
CC Amateur Musical and Dramatics Society
Rehearsals on Monday and Thursday nights at Lees Street Congregational
Church, Lees Street, Higher Openshaw, Manchester. To join or if you
could help in any way then please contact Lees Street Musical Society
on Tel: 0161-0231 0004. Email: Leesstreetccamds@yahoo.co.uk
- Leigh &
District Family History Society
Meets at The Derby Room, Leigh Library, Leigh on third Tuesday of every
- Leigh Ornithological
The society was formed in 1971 by a group of enthusiasts, some of whom
had been observing and recording bird life in the area since the early
part of the last century. They submitted records annually from the late
1940s to regional bodies, initially to the Lancashire & Cheshire
Fauna Society for possible inclusion in Lancashire bird reports and,
since 1976, to the editor(s) of the Greater Manchester Bird Report.
The aims of the Society are:
-- To further the studies of birds in the field and to assist in their
-- To co-operate with other bodies in the maintenance and management
of local areas of ornithological / natural history importance.
-- To record bird life in the designated LOS area, through a bi-monthly
newsletter and annual report. Website: http://www.leighos.org.uk.
& Salford Film Society
Reputedly Britian's oldest film society having been formed in 1930 -
a founder member of the British Federation of Film Societies. Screenings
are held at the Club Theatre, Oxford Road, Altrincham, every month from
September to June. Website: mandsfs.org.uk.
For a copy of the programme and details of how to join contact the Secretary:
John Grieve Tel:
0161-283 6565. Email: email@example.com.
- Manchester Amateur
Platt Chapel, Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, Manchester M14 5LL.
- Manchester Astronomical
Founded originally as the North Western Branch of the British Astronomical
Association in 1892, it can justifiably claim to have the longest continuous
history of any provincial astronomical society in England.
- Manchester Chamber
Held at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Tel Box Office: 0161-907 5555. Website: www.chamberconcerts.org.
Promotes chamber music concerts each year at the Royal Northern College
of Music in Manchester. The emphasis is on presenting leading international
musicians as well as highly talented younger players.
Worsley Mill, 8 Blantyre Street, Castlefield, Manchester M15 4LG.
Tel: 0161-839 0202 Fax: 0161-833 3131.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.manchestercivic.org.uk.
Manchester Civic Society is a registered charity that, since 1995, has
been keeping a watch over the city and fostering a
sense of pride in Manchester.
- Manchester Cruising
An association of people with sailing interests including, offshore
and coastal cruising by sail & motor and racing.
- Manchester &
District Amateur Radio Society
Website: www.manchester-wireless-society.co.uk. Meets 7.00pm on Tuesdays
at the Simpson Memorial Community Hall, Moston Lane, Moston, Manchester.
- Manchester Fuchsia
Meet at Saint Anne's Church Hall, Trinity Road, Sale, on the third Monday
of the month at 7.45pm.
Website: www.manchester.talktalk.net/fuchsiasociety .
Originally founded as the Manchester Fuchsia Group in 1970 to promote
and encourage interest in the cultivation of fuchsias.
- Manchester Literary
and Philosophical Society
Learned society promoting interest in literature, science, arts &
- Manchester Luncheon
Website: www.manchesterluncheonclub.org.uk .
PO Box 152, Sale, Cheshire M33 6XN. Tel/Fax: 0161-962 8464.
Founded in 1922, the society holds a monthly lunchtime meeting, usually
at the Freemasons Hall, Bridge Street, Manchester M3 3BT, though occasional
meetings are held at other venues. A two course lunch is followed by
an address from a speaker of local or national renown, on a wide variety
- Manchester Medical
C/O John Rylands University Library, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PP.
Website: www.mms.org.uk. The Manchester Medical Society was formed in
1834 for the "cultivation and promotion of medicine and all related
- Manchester Microscopical
& Natural History Society
The Society was founded over 120 years ago to provide for the pursuits
of those interested in microscopy and natural history. Today it has
around 300 members.
- Manchester Photographic
Founded in 1855 is one of the oldest societies in the country. New members
and guests always welcome.
The discussion group 'Manchester Salon' aims to make sure there is a
forum for lively and intellectual debate in the north west. We meet
every 4 to 6 weeks to discuss a book or topic of interest. Meetings
are informal and fun with audience participation actively encouraged
but not required. If you would like to attend, please drop us an email.
We make a small charge at meetings to cover the cost of room hire and
any speaker expenses. Contact Simon Belt on Tel: 07809 669824.
Email: email@example.com. Website: www.ManchesterSalon.org.uk.
- Manchester Society
Website: www.manchestersocietyofarchitects.co.uk .
The MSA is a branch of the Royal Institute of British Architects with
a membership numbering approximately 800. It represents Architects in
and around Manchester.
- Manchester Statistical
Founded 1833 and meeting at the Manchester Cathedral Visitor Centre.
Questioning Social and Economic Issues. Visit our website to find out
more about the oldest Statistical Society in existence, at www.manstatsoc.org.
- Manchester Thai
A society that collaborates all Thai students in four universities in
Manchester: UMIST, University of Manchester, University of Salford,
and Manchester Metropolitan University.
- Manchester Universities'
Gilbert and Sullivan Society
Commonly known as MUGSS, this society celebrated its 50th Anniversary
Performs Gilbert & Sullivan light operas by students in March each
- North Cheshire
Armitt House, Monmouth Road, Cheadle SK8 7EF. Telephone: 0161-486 9911.
- Northenden Civic
A non-partisan amenity society concerned with the quality of present
day Northenden. The Society keeps a watchful eye on all environmental
matters, talking to the appropriate public bodies, private companies
and individuals to ensure that new developments will be of benefit to
the village as a whole.
- North Manchester
First established in 1892 as the Simpson Memorial Camera Club.Member
of the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union (L&CPU). Meetings
held every Friday in Room 7 in the Simpson Memorial Community building
on Moston Lane, Moston, Manchester M40 9NB. Meetings between 8:00pm
and 10.00pm. Interested? Then come along any Friday, you'll be most
welcome, or contact Charles on 0161-682 9365 or Brian on 0161-682 3486
for further details.
Supported by the Community Foundation for Greater Manchester.
- North-West Group
Group Secretary: Chris Coffey, 37 Holbrook Close, St. Helens, WA9 3XH.
Tel: 01744 817130. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Northwest Amateur
Radio Club (Wigan and district)
Website www.northwest-arc.org.uk. Meeting every Tuesday evening from
7pm at the Standish Community Centre, Moody Street, Standish WN6 0JYE.
- Oldham &
Chadderton Chrysanthemum Society
A fairly recently amalgamated Society that meets on the second Monday
of the month (except for June and August) at 8:00pm at The Victoria,
Hollins Road, Hollins, Oldham. Website: web.ukonline.co.uk/i.payne/occs%20chrysanths.html.
- Salford Hundred
A society has been formed to research the archaeology and early history
of Salford Hundred, initially with emphasis on the area covered by the
NE of Salford Hundred. The societys website is currently under
construction, but there is a web blog at: http://salfordhundred.wordpress.com/
Now, sadly, defunct.
- Scout Association,
95 Crossefield Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5PD. Telephone: 0161-485
- South Manchester
Meets every Monday, except bank holidays, at 7.45pm at Didsbury Methodist
Church, Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester M20. One of the larger more
successful camera clubs in the North West of
England, with a large enthusiastic membership covering all abilities,
interests and backgrounds. The Club caters for both digital and film,
have regular club competitions and excellent guest speakers throughout
year. Website: www.smcc.org.uk.
- Stockport Amateur
Contact: Mrs Pat Marney (Chairman),
3 Hazel Close, Marple, Stockport SK6 7QT. Tel: 0845 3 307 304. Email:
Meets on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm at St. Andrew's Hall, Gorsey Mount
Street, Stockport. Other rehearsals more frequent approaching time of
annual show in mid-October each year. Annual musical show presented
by Plaza Theatre, Mersey Square, Stockport - Tel: 0161-477 7779.
- Stockport Birdwatching
Contact: Dave Evans, 36 Tatton Road South, Stockport SK4 4LU.
Tel: 0161-432 9513. Email: email@example.com
Meet at Tiviot Dale Methodist Church, Stockport on the last Wednesday
of every month at 7.30pm.
- Stockport Photographic
Meet Tuesdays at 7.30 pm in St George's Parish Rooms, off Buxton Road
Stockport SK2 6NU.
Contact President Alan Towse LRPS on tel: 0161-439 2937. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have lively talks slide shows and print evenings where you can learn
how to get the best out out of your camera, digital or film. Regular
competitions and guest speakers as well as meets with other clubs and
visits to places photogenic.
- Thursday Group,
Meets at the Boddington Arms, Racecourse Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9
Contact Tels: John on 01625 429955 or Lynne on 07980 981218 or Carol
on 07050 287082.
The Thursday Group is a non-profit making social group for unattached
people who might be widowed, divorced or who have simply not found a
partner. Most members are from the South Manchester/Cheshire area, but
some come from much further afield. The
group's activities are wide and various including walking, badminton,
theatre, concerts, bridge, book club, dining out, weekends away, pitch
and putt, BBQs, dancing, and many other activities. Something to meet
- West Didsbury
Astromonical Society (WDAS)
in May 2001 by a group of local astronomy enthusiasts. The society meets
on the second Monday of each month, except August. Everyone is welcome
at our meetings from beginners to those who have more knowledge about
physics and astronomy. We are a diverse and friendly group from all
walks of life and of all ages. Visitors are welcome - no charge. Membership
£15 per year. Venue: William Hulme's Grammar School, Lecture Room,
First Floor, Zochonis Building, Spring Bridge Road, Manchester M16 8PR.
Email: email@example.com. Contact tel: Lionel on 07850 426234. Website:
- West Didsbury
Residents' Association, The
Formed in 1983. It aims to involve the local community in preserving
and improving the amenities and environment of West Didsbury.
Tel: 0161 434 2307. Website: www.westdidsbury.org.uk. Email: WDRA@westdidsbury.org.
- West Pennine
2 West Street, Wardleworth, Rochdale OL16 2EN. Tel: 01706-345110. Fax:
- Wigan Archaeological
Meets at BP Centre (Scout HQ - Greenough Street) on first Wednesday
of every month - 7.30pm. Tel: 01257-402342 or 01772-645000. Website:
- Wigan Family
& Local History Society
History Society now meet at the Lady Bowes Lyon public house (the old
Labour Club) at Beech Hill, Wigan every third Tuesday of the month (7.30
for 8.00 pm start) except July and August. External speakers on history
related topics and members' evenings with a mini-talk. Our aim is to
provide support, help, ideas and advice for members and non-members
alike. Attendance fee is £1.00 for members and £1.50 for
visitors. Light refreshments are served after the meeting which usually
last about one hour.
Tel: Sharon Weir
(Hon Secretary): 01942 740369.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.wiganworld.co.uk.
Aims to involve residents of all ages in protecting, regenerating
and improving the amenities and the environment of Old Moat, Withington
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