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Latest Additions: September Talk: 'Strawberry Studios’, November Diary Dates
Our Next Meeting: Monday October 16th
Darker evenings beckon as we slide into October. On the 16th, Barrie & Wendy Armstrong will visit the society and present a talk on 'Arts & Crafts in the Marple Area.' The Armstrongs have combed the landscape for buildings displaying or incorporating designs from the Arts & Crafts, and published several books.
The arts and crafts movement was made up of English designers and writers who wanted a return to well-made, handcrafted goods instead of mass-produced, poor quality machine-made items.
A movement of ideals. The Movement took its name from the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, founded in 1887, but it encompassed a very wide range of like-minded societies, workshops and manufacturers. It advocated the reform of art at every level and across a broad social spectrum, and it turned the home into a work of art. Visually, the style has much in common with its contemporary art nouveau and it played a role in the founding of Bauhaus and modernism.
MLHS Archives Online Launch
After much hard work, mainly by Committee Member Louise Thistleton, we are pleased to announce that our digital archive is now open! To access the Archive, please click here.
Planning Application Submitted for Housing Development at Marple Wharf
Book now !! For the Greater Manchester Archaeology Day, Saturday 25th November at Salford University