The Wilmslow Civic Trust

Dedicated to preserving a pleasant environment in the Wilmslow Area

The Wilmslow Civic Trust - Events

Our programme of events is twofold, winter and summer.
Events are notified to all members. Members are welcome to bring guests and the public are also welcome unless stated otherwise.

The Civic Trust reserves the right to charge admission to guests and members of the public.



Wed. 18 April ‘Wilmslow High School’

7.45pm, Wilmslow Library. A talk by Dr James Pulle, Headteacher about challenges for the future.

Wed. 23 May.   Visit: Gorton Monastery, Manchester. 

Arr. 11a.m.  Refreshments  available by purchase.  11.30: Illustrated Talk  12.30: Lunch(soup, sandwiches, tea/coffee)  1.30: Guided Tour – followed by time for members to look around in their own way.  Please book a place by 8 May preferably by e-mail ( or by telephone message(01980 863898).  If by message, applicant should leave their name and tel. number.  Charge: £15 per person.  After confirmation of place, cheques payable to The Wilmslow Civic Trust and sent to Keith Osborne at 13, Parkway, Wilmslow SK9 1LS.

Wed. 20 June.   Guided Walk – Return to Fulshaw Park. 

For members and guests who failed to obtain a place in 2017.  Contact Ray Acton on or on 01625-418771.  Please give name and tel. number if requesting a place by ‘phone.  Meet 50 yards into unadopted road off Knutsford Rd (by ‘The Firs) at 7pm.

Thu. 19 July.   Visit: The Manchester Homes of Mrs Gaskell and Mrs Pankhurst:

Please complete the tear off slip below (even if you have previously expressed interest) and send it with your cheque to the address shown as soon as possible (09 July 18 latest).

Morning: Mrs Gaskell’s House, 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester M13 9LW, 0161 273 2215
Web site:
Suggested arrival time: 09:45
By car: M13 9LW – general parking on street max 3 hours
By train / bus: to Manchester Piccadilly > Oxford Road Stn > bus along Oxford Rd > walk.
By bus: 130 bus to Upper Brook St / Plymouth Grove

10:00 Private tour starts, fully accessible all floors
11:00 – 12:00 self guided look around / self purchase coffee etc.
12:00 Lunch served in the Servants’ Hall
13:00 (approx) leave, 10 min walk or lift to:-

Afternoon: The Pankhurst Centre, 60/62 Nelson St, Manchester M13 9WP, 0161 273 5673
Web site:
No parking, try MRI or Aquatics centre. No catering. Not fully accessible.

Please return this tear off slip asap (09 July latest), together with a cheque made payable to Wilmslow Civic Trust, to Rob Sharpe, 16 Hawthorn Grove, Wilmslow SK9 5DE

I/we wish to reserve place(s) below:



£ each


WCT Member with lunch




WCT Member no lunch




Guest with lunch




Guest no lunch




I/we are able to offer _______ number of lifts
I/we are interested in accepting _______ number of lifts, if available

I/we enclose a cheque payable to Wilmslow Civic Trust        £____________
Name:                                            Address:


Thu. 2 Aug.   Guided Walk – History in the Chapel Lane Area.   

Ray Acton(see 20 June, above,for contact details)  Meet 50 yards into Fulshaw Avenue at 7pm. (No parking on Fulshaw Ave).

Wed. 19 Sep.  Talk: ‘Fracking Shale for Oil and Gas – the Myths, the Truth, the Future’. 

Dr Peter Webb, energy consultant operating worldwide.NB Venue: United Reformed Church, Alderley Rd

Wed. 17 Oct.  Talk: ‘The End of World War One in Wilmslow’

Ray Acton. Wilmslow Library.
All talks begin at 7.45pm.  Open to the public.  Non-members: £2 at the door

The Summer Programme for 2018 will be published in due course.


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