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Tameside History Club

Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre is closed to the public until further notice. In a time of national effort, it is important that we play our part: by protecting what is valuable, maintaining what is essential and by working flexibly to carry out our duties in new ways.

All scheduled events have been cancelled until at least the end of May. This is in response to the latest government advice to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
We will be working behind the scenes to ensure our archives, records and our site are both secure and safe for the duration of our closure.

Whilst we are closed there are still lots of information about our local heritage which you can explore. You can search our image archive for instance and contact us for any other enquires via our website We will also be updating on social media what we are working on, you can follow us on twitter @tmbc_culture and on our blog

We want to take this opportunity at this unprecedented time to thank you for your support and loyalty to Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre as we maintain and preserve the public records for generations to come.


Tameside History Club is a series of events that are held at Tameside Local Studies and Archives. These events are for everyone from local historians to those with a more casual interest in a range of popular topics and are completely free. Book a place on any of the talks below by ringing 0161 342 4242.


Wednesday 19 February 2pm

Gervase Philips from Manchester Met University will speak about The American Civil War, the Cotton Famine and its impact on the Lancashire population

Wednesday 11 March 2pm

Our colleague Laura Smyth will talk about her research into the Ashton poisoning case in 1886

Wednesday 22 April 2pm 

Katie Henderson from The Manchester Police Museum will talk about what they hold and their plans for the future

Wednesday 20 May 2pm

Dr Melanie Giles Snr lecturer in Archaeology @ Manchester University will talk about Bog Bodies and Skulls found on Ashton Moss

Wednesday June 2pm

Historical Tour around Fairfield Moravian Settlement & Museum includes refreshments. Meet at the Moravian Church at 2pm 

Saturday 5 September 10am - 4pm 2pm

Heritage Fair Ryecroft Hall Check separate leaflet for Heritage month events


All events held at Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre, Central Library, Ashton unless otherwise stated.

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Cotton Street East
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0161 342 4242
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