June outing: places still available. Please phone Hazel on 0161 707 5411.

Excursion 30 June 2018

  On Saturday 30 June we will be leaving at 9.30 am from Eccles Library to go to the Lancashire Infantry Museum in Preston. There we will have a guided tour.  It is not a large museum but has many interesting things to look and on our last visit we met enthusiastic guides. 

 As it is situated in Fulwood Barracks they may need to see personal identification from all of us.  So go prepared and bring your driving licence with a photo or passport and if you do not have either bring a bill or some thing with your name and address on it and your bus pass.

For lunch we will probably be going to Botany Bay were you will find a restaurant and cafés. In the afternoon we will be visiting Astley Hall in Chorley.   The Hall originates in the 1500's with later additions.  It has some beautiful Jacobean plasterwork ceilings. 

 In the old farmhouse next door there are apart from a small
local history exhibition, changing exhibitions about the Chorley area.
There is also a walled garden and a park to enjoy and last
but not least a nice tearoom.

The total cost will be £17 pp


Date 30th June 2018

Leave at 9.30 from Eccles Library
Morning: Lancashire Infantry Museum
Lunch: Botany Bay
Afternoon:Astley Hall
Return: about 5.30pm
Bring identification.

About us

The Eccles & District History Society meets monthly at Alexandra House, Liverpool Road, Peel Green, Eccles M30 7HB, where 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 season of talks runs from September to May.   
The annual membership fee is £16, and the visitor’s fee is £3.00 per meeting. 

For further information about the Society, please contact : eccleshistory@yahoo.co.uk.
If you have any enquiry about the history of Eccles please contact the Local History Librarian,
Salford Local History Library, where archives, photographs, maps, printed material and ephemera relating to all parts of the City of Salford, including Eccles, are held.

Officers and committee 2017/18 

President: Chris Carson. 

Hon.Secretary: Paul Hassall.  

Hon.Treasurer: Hazel Marshall. 

Hon.Auditor: Christine Clarke.                                 

Committee:  Barbara Briggs, Andrew Cross, Barry Horner, Tony Mellor, Kim Spenser, Sheila Thomas.