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South Pennines History Group Day School

HISTORY IN

THE SOUTH PENNINES

The late Alan Petford made a singular contribution to the history of the South Pennines. His own research broke new ground whilst as a teacher his inimitable style inspired countless students to become expert in this country of deep-cut valleys and stone-built farmsteads.

This day school will feature six lectures ranging from enclosure to architecture and poetry to population, all of which are given by Alan’s friends and students. Each is based on essays included in a new book, History in the South Pennines: the Legacy of Alan Petford. The publication is one of the first to take the history of the South Pennines as its subject. A thousand years of South Pennines society, culture, landscape and economy are examined in fourteen chapters, all of which are lavishly illustrated in full colour.

The day school will end with a drinks reception to launch the book when subscribers can pick up their books and copies will be available to purchase. Those who are unable to attend the day school are still welcome to the launch.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saddleworth Museum, Uppermill, OL3 6AP

South Pennines History Group Day School

HISTORY IN

THE SOUTH PENNINES

 

The late Alan Petford made a singular contribution to the history of the South Pennines. His own research broke new ground whilst as a teacher his inimitable style inspired countless students to become expert in this country of deep-cut valleys and stone-built farmsteads.

This day school will feature six lectures ranging from enclosure to architecture and poetry to population, all of which are given by Alan’s friends and students. Each is based on essays included in a new book, History in the South Pennines: the Legacy of Alan Petford. The publication is one of the first to take the history of the South Pennines as its subject. A thousand years of South Pennines society, culture, landscape and economy are examined in fourteen chapters, all of which are lavishly illustrated in full colour.

The day school will end with a drinks reception to launch the book when subscribers can pick up their books and copies will be available to purchase. Those who are unable to attend the day school are still welcome to the launch.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saddleworth Museum, Uppermill, OL3 6AP

HISTORY IN THE SOUTH PENNINES

Programme

09:15 – arrive for registration.
10.00 – opening remarks

The people of the parish of Halifax, 1539 to 1670:

parish registers and the reconstruction of the population       Ian Bailey

The origins and evolution of a Pennine township:

medieval and early modern settlement in Saddleworth           Mike Buckley

Coffee

Folklore and industrial archaeology:

the rise and demise of the Nodale dam                                Dave Smalley

Township boundaries and commons disputes in

the South Pennines                                                            Nigel Smith

Lunch

Landscape, history and folklore in Samuel

Bottomley’s Greenfield: a Poem                                          Victor Khadem

‘In all things well sufficient and workmanlike’:

Dr Threapland and the rebuilding of Little Brackenbed         David Cant

At 3:45 there will be a drinks reception to launch

History in the South Pennines: the Legacy of Alan Petford

The price of the Day School is £15, which includes lunch and refreshments.

Please send a cheque payable to ‘Saddleworth Historical Society’ along with the form below to Mr David Harrison, 15 The Grove, Dobcross, Saddleworth, OL3 5RR or email [email protected]

 

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