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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.

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 are now being held using ‘Zoom’ 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 emailing your interest to and we will send you a link on the day of the talk.

Wednesday 17th March 2pm- Manchester Police Museum with Katie Henderson
Wednesday 21st April 2pm– Tameside Photographs Then and Now with Ashton Photographic Society
Saturday 15th May 10.30am ‘There’s a Book in That’ 2hr writing workshop using your family history with Christina Longden via zoom
Wednesday 19th May 2pm John Ryland’s Library with Caroline Hall & Annie Dickinson
Wednesday 16th June 2pm Bog Bodies with Dr Melanie Giles via zoom

Contact Information
Contact by Post

Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre
Cotton Street East
Contact by Telephone
0161 342 4242