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Next Meeting (13th Dec) : Craig Wright - 'A History of Rose Hill Station'

Meeting Details: At Marple Methodist Church, SK6 7AY 

Doors open 7:15pm ready for the meeting at 7:45pm

For the full list of the talks this season visit list

rose early20thc hill old7Rose Hill station early 20c

 To the south of the station can be seen the connections to the goods yard and the brickworks.

As the end of year approaches, the Society is to make one final stop, on it’s journey through 2021. What better stop is there than the railway station which many a member uses for their first and final stop on a journey, Rose Hill Station.

Once on board the evening's train of discovery, Craig Wright will take us along a line of history.

  • from the first inception of the station on the 2nd August 1869, its near loss in 1966, to the present day,
  • from two platforms and a goods-yard, to a single platform and a car park that morphed from the goods-yard,
  • from the opulence of the 19c when the station had a porters’ room, station office, with a booking window, general waiting room, and a ladies’ waiting room with lavatories, to the minimalist 21c building, simply comprising a booking office and waiting room, with the benefit of a community library.

Season ticket holders, i.e. members just jump on board, day trippers will have to purchase a single ticket for evening at £3.

Single Ticlet Rose Hill to Manchester Piccadilly

No mince pies this year to enjoy post meeting, but a golden opportunity to escape card writing and present wrapping for at least, just one evening.