Judith Wilshaw returned with a fascinating talk on the “The Industrial Revolution and the Local Textile Industry”.  She began with Arkwright’s factory at Cromford, one of the earliest examples of a factory in this country.  But the main focus of her talk was on Mellor Mill and she used photographs and clear diagrams to show the rivers (to give one example).  There are archaeological investigations being carried out most weekends and volunteers are welcome.

The Society’s latest publication “Poynton in WW1: the soldiers and the village” is available at the meeting or the library, the Civic Hall, AGE UK, and Mates, price £5.

Our next meeting is at 7.30 p.m. on the 5th November when Ray Acton will give a talk on “The Quakers and other non-conformists in the 18th and 19th Centuries. All meetings are at the Willows, Park Lane, Poynton. Visitors are welcome (£2), membership £10.