Barton Airshow, 1978. The airport, now named City Airport, celebrates 90 years this year.

The Eccles & District History Society meets monthly at Alexandra House, Liverpool Road, Peel Green, Eccles M30 7HB.

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month. Because of the coronavirus pandemic we have decided to suspend meetings until January 2021 at the earliest. 

Confirmation of dates of meetings in 2021 will be announced nearer the time.

 Guest speakers are invited to give talks and presentations on a wide range of topics relating to both local and national history. Excursions, guided walks and visits to places of interest are also arranged. 

 The annual membership fee is £18 and the visitor’s fee is £3.00 per meeting. 

The Society is a represented on the Salford Local History Forum.

Please note that the Society does not hold any records, archives, photographs or documents. If you wish to find out about items relating to the history of the area please contact the Librarian at Salford Local History Library on 0161 778 0814 or email

For further information about the Society contact :

The emblem of the Eccles & District History Society is the boar's head. 
 This emblem was once the heraldic device of the Lords of the Manor of Barton, the Booth family.
The boar's head is featured on the coat of arms of the Borough of Eccles(1892),
 and on those of the City of Salford(1974). 

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