Unitarian Chapel, King Edward Street, Macclesfield
Macclesfield Quakers hold meetings twice a month.
You're invited to join us for Meeting for Worship at the beautiful King Edward Street Unitarian Chapel.
The Quaker Way is firmly based in the belief that everyone has equal access to the Divine.
Simple, silent group communion with the Divine - however it is thought of - is at the core of the British Quaker Way.
There is no service and no priest, just the willingness to directly experience the Sacred as a group, rather than through a mediated service or personal meditation.
During this simple yet rich worship, anyone may be deeply moved by the Spirit to speak, enriching the silence rather than interrupting it.
Meeting for Worship begins at 2.30pm for one hour, followed by refreshments and informal discussion.
The chapel provides a wheelchair ramp for access from the street, a loop system for the hearing impaired, and accessible toilet facilities. There is ample car parking across the road."
Quaker Meeting for worship is held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month at the Unitarian Chapel on King Edward Street from 2.30-3.30pm.
Contact Jill Maguire on 01625 432437 or email email@example.com
3.30 to 5 pmThe Space Centre, 15-17 Mill Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, Sku 7NN
Launch 3.30 is an ASC After-school Club for the whole family to attend.
Mon-Thurs 3.30-5pm during term time starting from Jan 2018, check out the website calendar for the dates.
This is chance for the whole family to come together for a chat, chill and play after school,, (this includes siblings)
Price is £2.50 per child inc drink and biscuit - parent/carers are free but the cafe will be open for light snacks and refreshments. Members will receive a discount in the cafe.
We will have games, crafts, lego, trains and more but we ask parent/carers to supervise their children at all times.
These sessions are open to all ages including college students who can attend on their own.
Tel: 01625 617884 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
7:30 pmThe Salvation Army Church, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6XD
Meetings are held at the Salvation Army Hall, Roe Street, Macclesfield beginning at 7.30pm. Non members are very welcome. Admission £2.
Tuesday 23rd Jan
Vintage tools and other unusual items with John Hambleton.
An entertainment in the form of a talk and a quiz about articles from the past.
Tuesday 27th Feb
What to do with 323 post cards a talk by Julie Bagnall.
The background to the story of the cards that were in an Edwardian album left by two sisters.
Bella married a Macclesfield man and had close connections with his family after her marriage.
Tuesday 27th Mar
The impact of Macclesfield’s Mayors in the Great War: Joseph Whitmore, Edwin Crew and Joseph Frost a talk by Peter Ramsden.
Tuesday 24th Apr
Tiptoe though the Tombstones a talk by Rina Tillinger.
Uncovering poignant & quirky gravestone inscriptions and epitaphs many of which are local. £70+expenses from Chester
Tuesday 22nd May
Family History Top Tips a talk by Jean Ingram.
Tuesday 26th Jun
Reminiscences of Parkside Hospital a talk with many illustrations by Dennis Whyte.
Tuesday 24th Jul
A visit to King’s School with a chance to see the school and their archives.
Tuesday 28th Aug
The Munificent Sir John Leigh - the 'rags to riches' story of how his father (also John Leigh) developed into a leading cotton waste merchant a talk by Leslie Turner.
Leslie talks about the closure and exhumation of 20,000 bodies from one of Manchester's top cemeteries, the horrors of the First World War, a story of landscape gardener Thomas H Mawson, the boll weevil and something about some of England's grand estates.
Tuesday 25th Sep
AGM & Talk about the FHSC website by Alan Bennett the webmaster.
Tuesday 23rd Oct
From copper to velvet; Havannah Cheshire's deserted village a talk by Ian Doughty. Havannah was one of the first industrial villages to be built. For over 200 years the village’s powered mills were used in the manufacture of copper sheet and brass wire, the spinning of silk, the production of Havannah cigars and of velvet. In the early 20th Century Havannah became a deserted village.
Tuesday 27th Nov
Monarchy and Dunham, the grey area - an illustrated talk by Peter Braun covering the history of Dunham Hall, the families, royal claims, intrigue, executions, power, passion and scandal.
Little Moreton Hall, nr Congleton
Sweet smell of the Tudors! Gentlewoman Anna Fielding with a nosegay of lavender, rosemary and bay, at Little Moreton Hall ⓒ Alan Ingram National Trust
Little Moreton Hall Opens for 2018 Season on 10 Feb
Not just the sights and sounds but the smells of the 16th Century will be featured at Little Moreton Hall during 2018.
When the hall re-opens on 10 February, ‘Welcome to the 16th Scent-ury’ will focus on the aromas of Tudor times, with a special ‘You Smell’ trail appealing particularly to families. You will be able to sample the aromas of herbs such as tansy, lady’s bedstraw and meadowsweet; rich spices such as cinnamon, cloves and ‘grains of paradise’, and some exotic Tudor perfumes.
But not everything will be idyllic. Odours of sweat and damp wool, the smell of the privvy and the stench of rough, harsh tobacco will also be part of the experience.
Little Moreton Hall ⓒ Alan Ingram/National Trust
Anna Fielding, from the Hall, explained, ‘Country life in Tudor times involved a lot of hard physical toil. And you were dressed in heavy wool clothes. So some perspiration would be inevitable. You also tended your animals, undertook gruelling work in the dairy and had ‘interesting’ ideas about waste disposal.
We would probably not be very happy about some of the smells wafting round. Even some of the perfumes favoured by the Tudors would not be to our taste.
On the other hand, the Tudors would feel people today give off the scent of harsh chemicals. Sixteenth century ideas of keeping clean and of the way bodies interacted with the environment were not the same as ours. The smells we like or dislike would be different to those the Tudors felt strongly about and the reactions people had to various smells of everyday life in the past can give us a real insight into their way of thinking.
‘This wonderful old house is the ideal setting to explore those different attitudes and discover the way people really lived in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Last year we looked at the way the Tudors slept. Visitors had a great time discovering the rules and guidelines the Tudors followed to ensure a good night’s sleep. Once again, their ideas were different from ours.’
Another feature of the new season at Little Moreton Hall will be Candlemas, a religious festival which centred on taking a candle to church to have it blessed.
From 10 February you will be able to make your own candle and take in the aromas of beeswax and incense. Then, from Monday 19 February to Sunday 25 February dozens of artificial candles will bring a warm glow to the principal rooms of the hall.
Little Moreton Hall is open seven days a week from 10 to 25 Feb, then Weds – Sun, 11am – 5pm.
Candlemas Festival: 19 February – 25 February
For more information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/littlemoretonhall or call 01260 272018.
7:00 pmMacclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesfield
Arley Hall & Gardens, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6NA
15th, Sunday Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Charity Dog Walk – to register Click Here
22nd, Sunday Spring Plant Fair – to book tickets Click Here
28th & 29th, Saturday & Sunday Guided Estate & Bluebell Walks – to book tickets Click Here
6th & 7th, Sunday & Monday Guided Estate & Bluebell Walks
– to book tickets Click Here
11th, 12th & 13th, Friday – Sunday Galloway Antiques Fair – to book tickets Click Here
26th, 27th & 28th, Saturday – Monday Geronimo Family Festival – to book tickets Click Here
2nd & 3rd, Saturday & Sunday NGS The Old Parsonage tickets will be released soon
8th, Friday Houghton Weavers Summer Picnic – to book tickets Click Here
16th & 17th, Saturday & Sunday Rough Runner – to book tickets Click Here
23rd & 24th, Saturday & Sunday Garden Festival – to book tickets Click Here
28th – 1st July, Thursday – Sunday Spirit of the Horse – to book tickets Click Here
8th, Sunday Fairy Tales & Trails Day – to book tickets Click Here
14th, Saturday NMC Outdoor Concert on the Park – to book tickets Click Here
19th, Thursday Walled Garden Theatre – The Importance of Being Earnest – to book tickets Click Here
26th, Thursday The Arley Summer Soiree – tickets will be released soon
5th, Sunday NGS Arley Hall & Gardens normal daily entry price applies
23rd, Thursday Walled Garden Theatre – The Tempest – to book tickets Click Here
25th, 26th & 27th, Saturday, Sunday & Monday Caravan & Camping Rally – to book tickets Click Here
9th, Sunday Autumn Plant Fair – to book tickets Click Here
15th, Saturday Firework Champions – to book tickets Click Here
22nd & 23rd, Saturday & Sunday The Great British Food Festival – to book tickets Click Here
28th, 29th & 30th, Friday – Sunday Galloway Antiques Fair – to book tickets Click Here
7th, Sunday Wedding Open Day – to book tickets Click Here
14th, Sunday Mushroom Walks – to book tickets Click Here
13th & 14th, Tuesday & Wednesday Shopping Spectacular – to book tickets Click Here
1st – 6th, Saturday – Thursday Christmas Floral Extravaganza - tickets will be released soon
Swettenham, Congleton, CW12 2LF
The National Tramway Museum Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP
A great day out for all the family, including your dog!
Open daily until 4th November 2018 from 10.00am.
For full details of opening times, see the Tickets page.
The Silk Museum, Old Park Lane, Macclesfield
'The Macclesfield of America' - Paterson, New Jersey
The Silk Museum, 9 June - 22 September 2018
Hundreds of Maxonian families emigrated to the U.S. city and built a successful silk industry there, and the towns marked their special relationship in WWI with an exchange of flags, a ceremony that is being repeated this year to mark 100 years since the Armistice.
This free exhibition ties in with the Barnaby Festival Roots/Routes theme.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service will be holding fire station open days in 2017 and you're encouraged to take your family and friends along to these free events. Open days
- Crewe fire station open day - 9th June from 10am-4pm
- Knutsford fire station open day - 23rd June from 11am-4pm
- Alsager fire station open day - 1st July, time tbc
- Winsford station open day - 21st July from 11am-3pm
- Runcorn fire station open day, 22nd July, time tbc
- Frodsham fire station open day - 28th July from 11am-3pm
- Wilmslow fire station open day - 4th August, time tbc
- Northwich fire station open day - 11th August, time tbc
- Macclesfield fire station open day - 12th August, 12noon-4pm
- Tarporley fire station open day - 18th August, time tbc
- Penketh fire station open day - 25th August, time tbc
- Warrington fire station - 2nd September, time tbc
- Birchwood fire station - 8th September, time tbc
- Lymm fire station - 15th September, time tbc
- Congleton fire station - 22nd September, time tbc