Zoom-in Talk:Discover Salford: Chapel St – University

Date: Wednesday 24th March 19:00 GMT

With Alexandra Fairclough, Green Badge Guide for the Bridgewater Canal

An entertaining and factual tour of the buildings people and places that make this globally important but often overlooked interesting city.

Grab yourself a coffee or tipple and sit comfortably in your favourite armchair. I will then step back in time to show you how our city evolved. Firstly it was a county which included the hamlet of Manchester, then it became the centre of the world.

Unfortunately it was then overtaken in prominence by the powerhouse we know as Manchester. Using maps and images, we will discover people and communities that created Salford and their achievements.

Starting at Greengage Square and travelling up the A6 we will look at Chapel Street and The Crescent and its environment. We’ll also take a peek at a few other important Salford landmarks too, including a glimpse of Worsley. 

Hopefully, afterwards you will look at the streets and buildings in a different light. I look forward to meeting you all online.

Cost: £5 plus booking fee

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/zoom-in-talkdiscover-salford-chapel-st-uni-tickets-116594570499

27th March The Water Road to Manchester – A Bridgewater Canal virtual tour

Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/145545260793

Sat, 27 March 2021 16:00 – 17:00 GMT

The Bridgewater Canal in Salford contains the oldest and the youngest parts of the 39 miles of the UK’s first commercial canal.

Explore this five-mile stretch of history where we will learn about how the area embraced coal, cotton, Suffragettes, brilliant engineers (and their engineering – mostly but not always.)

See the Castle in the Air and a cathedral in miniature – and how this all came about because of a lovelorn nobleman and a very important wheel of Cheshire cheese.

Look out for ‘God forgotten’ Worsley, the church built to enlighten them, a lighthouse 30 miles from the sea and the world’s only swing aqueduct at Barton.

Tickets to America, ghost stories, royalty and the weight of the world all feature in this virtual tour by Elizabeth Charnley, Green Badge guide for the Bridgewater Canal in Salford.

17th March Zoom-in Talks – A History of GB by Nursery Rhymes

with Alexandra Fairclough, Green Badge Guide for the Bridgewater Canal

We all love nursery rhymes but do we understand the possible meanings behind them? Join me to explore the dark side of the nursery rhyme!

When? Wed, March 17, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM GMT

Every culture in the world has invented  songs and rhymes for its’ young.  Did you know they were a way of spreading news through a generally illiterate society much like social media were a method of gossiping too.

Of course the distinctive sing-song metre, tonality and rhythm that characterises ‘motherese’, has a proven evolutionary value and this is reflected in the very nature of nursery rhymes. Whilst we all know the benefits of nursery rhymes which includes emotional connections and language development do we really understand their possible meanings.  They tell us the history of our island through coded words. Its truly fascinating.

Join me, a former early years music practitioner, to learn the amazing histories and theories behind our great nursery rhymes.

This zoom talk is open to all regardless of age, geographic location, etc. and since it is an online/virtual event via Zoom you can connect from anywhere in the world.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/zoom-in-talks-a-history-of-gb-by-nursery-rhymes-tickets-142113985757

EXPLORE WORSLEY – A VIRTUAL TOUR

Explore the picturesque village…but all is not what it seems! Hear the story of 3 stately homes & the houses in this beautiful village.

A talk by Alexandra Fairclough Green Badge Guide for the Bridgewater Canal

Sat February 27th 2021 7:00 – 8:15 PM GMT

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/explore-worsley-a-virtual-tour-tickets-139020747799

Grab yourself a coffee or tipple and sit comfortably in your favourite armchair. I will then step back in time to show you how wonderful Worsley evolved. Its history is hidden from obvious view.  Using maps and images, we will discover people and communities that created this famous cradle of the industrial revolution including famous people and their achievements and lesser known men and women whose blood and sweat we benefit from today. 

Hopefully, afterwards you will look at the streets and buildings in a different light. I look forward to meeting you all online.

Bridgewater Guided Tours set fee for virtual tours is £8 per household but as an introductory offer I’m doing a limited number of early bird price of £5 per household plus booking fee. When the early bird tickets are gone – they’re gone, so book now! 

I’m donating my profit to Worsley Civic Trust and History Society to help support them. 

This zoom talk is open to all regardless of age, geographic location, etc. and since it is an online/virtual event via Zoom you can connect from anywhere in the world.

Zoom events have a limit on the number of people that can participate and therefore the event may “sell-out” once a certain number of registrations has been reached.

Min number is 10 participants to go ahead. (Full refund if it doesn’t go ahead).

Zoom connection link will be emailed.

Login info will emailed approximately 8-24 hours prior to the event to those that registered through the Eventbrite.

If you’ve successfully registered you’ll receive an email confirmation from Eventbrite.

If you haven’t received the Zoom connection an hour before the event feel free to contact me.

Zoom Connection Suggestions:

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