MOSSLEY Civic Society is giving a shout out reminder to the many people this year to have visited the Heritage Centre at Longlands Mill – ‘come and join us’.
The Society’s annual general meeting takes place at Mossley Methodist Hall on Tuesday, November 13 (7.30pm) and you are invited to attend or even join the group.
“You don’t have to be an expert on Mossley’s history to become part of the Civic Society, or to join the rota of volunteers who open the Heritage Centre,” explained secretary Dyllis Wolinski.
“You simply have to have an interest in Mossley. We have had so many visitors over this last year.
“We know from their comments there is huge interest in our community and how it developed,” added Dyllis.
“Visitors tell us that they love Mossley. They feel it is creative, vibrant, even quirky!
“People bring items of interest to us, they tell us stories of how they or family members worked in the mills, they ask questions about their street names. They are fascinated by the artefacts and photos.
“Recently too, because of our work with the local primaries, we have had so many children who are fascinated by everything – from the jars that we collected to Mossley’s Wembley final to the Victorian schoolroom.”
The annual meeting will have a presentation from Green Monster Arts who were responsible for the heritage trails which have been seen around Mossley over the last few months.
Rachel Summerscales and Ann Gilligan will explain how the initiative evolved and how they worked with the local primary schools.
The Civic Society will also be selling copies of their most recent display, ‘Mossley’s Extraordinary Women’.