Monday, February 27, 2012

Otterspool Weir

The weir at Otterspool dates back to the time of water powered cotton mills. It was built by Jessie Howard of Stockport to run a new mill but was never completed. Nearly 200 year after work on the leet ceased this valuable source of water power is to be used to turn two Archimedean Screws which will produce electricity for the National Grid.

Work began last year and is progressing well.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Trip to Organ Museum

Wed. Feb 22nd
Our trip to the Theatre Organ Heritage Centre at Peel Green, Eccles is on Wednesday 22nd Feb.

We are meeting at the church carpark in the Market Place at 10.30am. The first stop is Wetherspoons next to the Chill Factor Trafford Quays, for a coffee.

The Museum opens at 12 noon and at 1pm there is an organ recital lasting about one hour with an interval for tea.

Cars will be arranged, so please let someone know if you are coming.


Monday, February 13, 2012

Church Refurbishment

It is as yet not certain that the church will be closing for the refurbishment of the cafe, toilets and we hope, the Heritage Centre.

The plans are on view in the church tower until the end of Feb. Following this time they will need to be passed by a number of interested parties.

We are expecting to have to move out if the Heritage Centre is included in this phase of the work but will try to keep our members updated on where we will be housed.