A Book and a Band

This is the promotional poster for the Beech Band playing at The Lloyds during the book launch Sat 16th May 7.30.
Please share it with everyone,  print it out and put up as a poster and spread it around on social media.
A book and a band
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HOUGH END HALL: THE STORY. Exhibition, Film and Book Launch

HOUGH END HALL: THE STORY   wps_clip_image2102518862
Andrew Simpson & Peter Topping
The Exhibition, The Book, The Film,
The Walk and Talk.
Exhibition and Film at The Lloyds Hotel 15th to 24th May including.
Book Launch 7.30pm at The Lloyds Hotel 16th May.
The Walk and Talk, from Hough End Hall
starts 1.00pm 17th and 24th May.

Paintings of Hough End Hall just before the Great War

We have just received the kind gift of two watercolour paintings from Pamela Woosey, of Ramsbottom.  They were painted by her grandfather, A. Victor Strange, in 1913 and 1914.
Pamela remembers coming down to the Hall by tram from her home in Prestwich.
The paintings give an idea of the Hall in its still rural setting just before the Great War of 1914-18.
In this picture, we see the Hall from the South side, from what is now Mauldeth Road West, looking towards Chorlton Park with its trees.

A. Victor Strange, Hough End Hall from the South, 1913.

A. Victor Strange, Hough End Hall from the South, 1913.

In the second picture, we see the garden of the Hall from the other side.  The man appears to be cutting the grass with a scythe.  The outbuildings have long disappeared, and the garden wall is now where the monstrosity of Mauldeth House stands.

A. Victor Strange, Mauldeth House from the North, 1914.

A. Victor Strange, Hough End Hall from the North, 1914.

Thank you Pamela for this interesting insight into the history of the Hall.

More local press coverage for the campaign

In case you haven’t seen it yet, here is the latest coverage of the campaign in the South Manchester Advertiser.  It focuses on the history project about the hall and also gives some basic information about what we are doing.

Thanks again to Helen Johnson for the coverage.

Advertiser 23rd July 2014

Our new video about Hough End Hall and the campaign

Hough End Hall, Chorlton-cum-Hardy – Let’s make it ours!

This video gives you a general explanation of this project to bring Hough End Hall under comunity ownership and management as a resource for the people of Chorlton and South Manchester.  To donate to the project click this link. Our crowdfunding call will follow soon.

Published on 10 Jul 2014

The Friends of Hough End Hall, Chorlton-cum-Hardy are seeking to raise money to the tune of about £300,000 so that they can buy the Grade 2* listed Hough End Hall for the use of the South Manchester community.
In the film, Peter Topping, Carolyn Kagan and Andrew Simpson all talk about the hall, what it has been in the past and what it is hoped it will become in the future, as a place to meet, a place to eat, for art and education and as a social and recreational centre.
Friends of Hough End Hall is a not for profit company registration no 9096872.
Paintings and music by Peter Topping.
Film sponsored by Hardy Productions UK, filmed and presented in 4K (3840×2160 pixels).

To donate to the project click this link. Our crowdfunding call will follow soon.

 

 

 

 

 

A series of posts on Hough End Hall by Andrew Simpson

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Stories, people and events

Hough End Hall in the summer of 1925

An occasional series dedicated to looking down at Chorlton from the air. Here is Hough End Hall in the summer of 1925 taken from an Imperial Airways aircraft. I guess this shot was taken on the same day as the one of the green I posted earlier this month. To the north of the hall is Chorlton Brook which meanders through open fields.

Aerial view Hough End Hall 1925 Imperial Airways m72046

Picture; aerial view of Hough End Hall 1925, m72046, Courtesy of Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council

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