Membership includes a regular Newsletter featuring news and information about our Society and region – we welcome your contributions

Our Newsletter comes out three times a year and is sent to members by e mail or post. See below for examples of recent newsletters. We share stories and information of interest to members, reports of our past meetings plus information about upcoming events. The editor is always on the lookout for history news items from across our region – including requests for assistance with projects or reports of exhibitions. If you have something to contribute or an idea for an article please contact us at

Newsletter 82 (January 2024)

Notice of the Society’s AGM (in person, 20 March 2024); review of Ellis Island: A People’s History by Malgorzata Szejnert; membership fee change; forthcoming events; finding the Society online.

Newsletter 81 (September 2023)

An invitation to join the Society’s Council; map-maker William Holden’s Diaries for 1829 and 1830 reviewed; report on Dr Alan Crosby’s June 2023 lecture reflecting on the Society’s foundation 175 years ago.

Newsletter 80 (June 2023)

Introducing the Society’s new President, Professor R. C. Richardson; reviews of Peter Waller’s new book on British Trolleybus Systems and Peter Clark’s gazetteer, Churchill’s Britain; we celebrate our 175th anniversary

Newsletter 79 (February 2023)

Dr D. Moore asks ‘Is the Liver Bird a Moorcock?’; in ‘Miscreants in the Diocese of Chester’ Dr Pat Cox introduces her exciting new website; a new guide to Local History sources reviewed; HSLC Online.

Newsletter 78 (October 2021)

Newsletter 77 (May 2021)

Newsletter 76 (February 2021)

Newsletter 75 (September 2020)

Newsletter 74 (May 2020)

Newsletter 73 (January 2020)

Newsletter 72 (August 2019)

Newsletter 71 (April 2019)

Newsletter 70 (January 2019)

Newsletter 69 (August 2018)

  • Market Street Manchester, about 1902
    This busy street is one of the main retail streets in the city of Manchester, it is now a pedestrian zone.
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