Local people are invited to join the fun of the Northenden Boat race and then take part in a guided walk exploring 1,000 years of Northenden history.
Starting at 3pm on Sunday 26th August, the walk sets off from the wall post-box at St. Wilfrid’s Church, opposite Cromwell Cottage on Ford Lane.
Guide, Stephen Evans, will share his local knowledge and talk about:
- Grisly events at Bradley Gate, 1902 and the Victorian post box’s dark secret
- How Northenden linked two ancient kingdoms
- Historic Kenworthy Lane – myths, legends and superstitions
- Two Edwardian schools
- Northenden’s booming tourist industry
- Ravenswood Terrace and the Peterloo Massacre, 1819
- A Headmaster’s heartbreak – Charles Royle and the First World War
- Why some street names changed after 1931
- Long-forgotten trades, professions and pastimes.
The walk forms a circuit and will last approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes. The route is accessible to all and wheelchair/buggy/pram friendly. Foldable cane seats are available on request. The walk will be at a moderate pace with plenty of opportunities to stop, listen and ask the guide questions.
On the day, a suggested £5 contribution (per adult) for the Christie Charitable Fund and local projects will be gratefully accepted and appreciated.For further information contact Stephen Evans on 07549789747 or firstname.lastname@example.org