Furness Vale Local History Society

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#1647 Re: Furness Vale Local History Society

Post by parabuild » Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:57 pm

Furness Vale History Society's latest Newsletter is now available in .doc format. It opens in Word.

News, short articles and diary dates for Furness Vale, Whaley Bridge and around.

To receive a copy by email please send your name to furnesshistory@gmail.com


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#2057 Re: Furness Vale Local History Society

Post by parabuild » Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:52 am

]Just published by Furness History Society is the Kindle edition of "Furness Vale, An Illustrated History". A selection of more than 110 photographs from our archive, many of which have not been previously published. This book contains 130 pages with an extensive narrative.

Thanks to forum member Gail "Gritch" for help with some of the research.

Available for download from Amazon Kindle, price £5. http://amzn.to/1RGPxWs Electronic books can be viewed on any device or computer by downloading a free Kindle app.

A print version of this book will be available in the coming months.
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#2902 Re: Furness Vale Local History Society

Post by parabuild » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:44 pm

In the early 1950s, Herbert Slack, a shoemaker from Chapel-en-le-Frith built a one fifth scale working replica of a traditional fairground ride. Chris Sizeland tells the story of this amazing piece of craftsmanship at our meeting next tuesday.
Non members are always welcome at Furness Vale Community Centre, Yeardsley Lane. Doors open 7.0pm
Parking is available on the Rotational Mouldings Car Park, entrance at the side of Soldier Dick.
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#2919 Re: Furness Vale Local History Society

Post by parabuild » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:48 am

At our February meeting we will take a look at the history of Dolly Lane. There's more to this byway than just a peaceful country road.
Our meetings are held at Furness Vale Community Centre, Yeardsley Lane. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30 start. Admission is £2 for non members and includes refreshments. Parking is available on the Rotatiional Mouldings car park - entrance by the Soldier Dick.
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#2920 Re: Furness Vale Local History Society

Post by parabuild » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:29 am

Our most recently published booklets are now available in a printed version as well as ebooks from Amazon Kindle. These publications are available from Furness Vale Community Shop on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, at History Society meetings or from David Easton (email furnesshistory@gmail.com)

"A Picture of Furness Vale" is in two volumes totalling 92 pages with more than 120 photographs together with an extensive text. The images are mostly from Society archives and include many pictures not previously published. Pictures are monochrome and colour including some which have been digitally coloured. This illustrated history takes a look at village life over the past 150 years.
price £2.50 per volume, £5.00 for the pair.

"A Timeline of Furness Vale History" takes us from pre-historic times up to 1960. Marjorie Hobson, a teacher at Furness Vale School was an avid local historian who spent much of her time researching the history of the village. Most of the early records concern the Jodrell family, owners of Yeardsley Hall and its extensive estate. The original timeline was presented in an exhibition at the village school in 1960 and this booklet replicates her display in its entirity. Modified to suit an A5 format, the booklet retains the appearance and layout of the original presentation. Many of the photograph were taken by Miss Hobson herself and her illustrations were coloured by the schoolchildren.
price £3.00
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#2927 Re: Furness Vale Local History Society

Post by parabuild » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:34 pm

Furness Vale History Society now has an interactive map pinpointing historic features of the village. Zoom in on the map and the markers may be clicked to give details of the location and photographs. This is still a work in hand and will be enhanced to provide more information.
The map is live on the History Society Blog:

https://furnesshistory.blogspot.com/201 ... esses.html
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Post by parabuild » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:34 pm

At our next meeting on 5th March, George Boyle will tell us the history of his working narrowboat.
Badger was built in 1923 at Yarwood's boatyard in Northwich for Fellows, Morton and Clayton. Founded in 1889, FMC operated the largest fleet of canal boats in the country. Having returned a trading loss during the first half of 1948, the company went into liquidation and was taken over by the British Transport Commission, the boats forming part of the newly formed British Waterways fleet.
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Post by parabuild » Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:46 pm

Netta Christie is the guest speaker at our meeting on Tuesday next. Well know to many people as a former Buxton tour guide, Netta has been involved with the "Buxton Tram" since its inception and has regularly organised re-enactments of historical events. Netta's illustrated talk is sure to be informative and entertaining. The meeting at Furness Vale Community Centre starts at 7.30pm (doors open at 7). Admission is £2 for non members. Leave your car at the Rotational Mouldings car park - entrance alongside the Soldier Dick.
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Post by parabuild » Tue May 28, 2019 11:48 am

Edwardian Fashion is the theme of Christine Mellor's talk at the History Society meeting on June 4th. Examples of period clothing will be demonstrated and our audience may even be invited to "model" an item or two. We meet at Furness Vale Community Centre, Yeardsley Lane.Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30 start. Admission is £2 for non members and includes refreshments. A licensed bar is also available. There is parking on the Rotational Mouldings car park; access at the side of the Soldier Dick.
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