Unveiling the new interpretation boards about the history of Hough End Hall.
Friends of Hough End Hall held a ceremony on Saturday 6th May 2019 to unveil the three new interpretation boards in Chorlton Park that outline the history of this Tudor mansion. Research was conducted by Andrew Simpson and Peter Topping who also designed the boards. Carolyn Kagan, Chair of the Friends outlined the history of the campaign to make the Hall a public resource and Andrew spoke on the history of the Hall, drawing on the book that he and Peter have produced. The ribbon was cut by Councillor Joanna Midgely.
The video includes the speeches and shots of the boards and the Hall.
Note that Friends of Hough End Hall has no connection with the present owners, Hough End Hall Academy.
The book, Hough End Hall, The Story by Andrew Simpson and Peter Topping, was successfully launched earlier this month at the Chorlton Arts Festival. It tells the story of the Hall and that of the people who lived and worked there. That’s four centuries from when it was the new home of Sir Nicholas Mosley, through its 250 years as a farmhouse, its brief spell as a restaurant and right up to our present campaign to buy it and convert it into community use.
You can buy it here for just £14.99 plus £2.80 postage (£5.30 overseas). Click the link below to purchase online, or see below for local outlets.
Including postage to UK.
Including overseas postage.
You can also buy the book, in person, at Chorlton Bookshop on Wilbraham Road, or Chorlton Library, on Manchester Road.
HOUGH END HALL: THE STORY
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.