RAMBLERS EAST CHESHIRE GROUP
Manors, Baronies, and Royal Hunting Lodges –– Our Historic Landscape
A Local History Talk by Judith Wilshaw
“Local history is an engrossing subject, always something new to discover, never an end in sight.”
Judith comes from a long-established Marple family, and learnt about the history of the area by listening to relatives talking about their lives. In 1992 she started running adult education classes in local history, and has continued to teach and give talks ever since.
After Duke William of Normandy had defeated Harold at the Battle of Hastings on the 14th October 1066 he declared the Crown owned all land in England. Much of England was uncultivated woodland, the preserve of wild animals, and suitable areas were designated as royal hunting forests for the delectation of the king and noblemen. Mellor was in the Royal Forest of the Peak and Marple was in Macclesfield Forest. Judith’s talk looks at the history of the local manors, baronies and hunting forests we pass by and through on our walks throughout the year.
FRIDAY 11th October 2019
7pm for 7-30pm at Macclesfield Tennis Club SK11 8LF
Please support this event and maybe bring along a few friends.
Tickets £6, which includes a light supper, a licensed pay bar is available.
Tickets can be bought from
Jane Gay, Colin Finlayson, Sue Munslow, Kathryn Carty, Adrian Flinn, Keith Anderson
Maggie Swindells 16, Castle Hill Court, Prestbury, SK10 4UT
Cheques made payable to RA East Cheshire Group
Online Payment Event Ref: MTLK
Bank: Unity Trust Account Code: 20129929 Sort Code: 60-83-01
TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION ON THE DOOR