Friday, 20 October 2017

Lime Kilns Talk at Society's Social Evening

The society's annual social evening took place on Thursday 12th October 2017.  Our speaker, Norman Redhead, gave a very interesting presentation on work carried out at Marple Lime Kilns as part of the "Revealing Oldknow's Legacy" project.

Norman, who is Heritage Management Director at the University of Salford, described some of the intersting finds at the Lime Kilns and surrounding area during the project.  The site is of major archaeological interest and further work is envisaged on completion of the "Oldknow" project early next year.

Norman drew our attention to two forthcoming events that may interest members.

The "Oldknow's Legacy" project team are hoping to form a "Friends" group for the Lime Kilns.
An event has been organised on 28th october 2017 at the Lime Kilns, see below for details.

Marple Lime Kilns Needs YOU!

We are forming a friends group.

Get involved from the beginning.

This 200-year old protected structure wants you to grow its hidden potential.

Walks, talks and conversation over refreshments and food

Places are limited – Please Book

Speakers: Maria Luczak, Luczak Associates, Landscape Management & Heritage;
Norman Redhead, Heritage Management Director for Archaeology Greater Manchester Archaeological Advisory Service

Representatives of the Revealing Oldknow’s Legacy Project and Stockport Council’s Greenspace Team will also be there to outline available support.

Date: Saturday 28th October 2017

Time: 11am - 2pm

Venue: Marple Lime Kilns & Marple Forces Club, 3 Lime Kiln Lane, Marple, Stockport. SK6-6BX

Where to meet us: Meet us at the foot of the gothic Lime Kilns façade, to find out more about the history and special features of this unique site, the impending landscaping and recent discoveries.

From there we can retire to the Social Forces Club for talks and conversation over refreshments and food whilst we consider its bright future.

Everyone welcome: Anyone with an interest in social & industrial heritage, ecology, green spaces & parklands and the enthusiasm of being part of a new group. Not sure what you can bring to the session. Bring yourself and we will help you work it out.

No age restrictions: A crafty table will be available to keep children entertained. Halloween Lantern bags for all to enjoy.
Contact Details:
Natasha Lolljee 
Project Volunteer Co-ordinator
Revealing Oldknow’s Legacy in Marple 
Mobile: 07876 477977 

Finally, Greater Manchester Archaeological day will take place on 25th November 2017 at University of Salford,  see HERE for details.

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