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The Lancashire and Cheshire                
Antiquarian Society

Founded 1883

Charity Registration No 1105708

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2018 AGM

Annual report

2017 AGM

The following documents are related to the 2017 AGM which took place on 20 March:


2016 AGM minutes


These are the new rules  agreed at the 2017 AGM.

This is the existing constitution.

Previous annual reports


For the first time we are able to offer either the full volume or individual articles in the Transactions to buy online in electronic format. All are listed on the Transactions  page with easy payment via Paypal.


The Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society are marking the bi-centenary of Peterloo with a special offer on Volume 107 of the Transactions (2011).

This volume contains an article by the late Michael Powell, Librarian at Chetham’s Library, on new sources for Peterloo. The sources include contemporary letters and an unpublished autobiography by an eye-witness. These documents are transcribed in the article. The volume also contains articles on New Mills, Peter Rylands, Pomona Gardens, a Cheshire connection to the illness of King George, the Stansfield family of Littleborough and Roman archaeology, along with book reviews.

It is on sale through the Society at £1.00 (+ £2.50 p&p) or for £1.00 at the Working Class

Movement Library.

2019 AGM

The 2019 AGM was held on Thursday 20 June 2019 at Peel Building, University of Salford, Room LG04 (lower ground) at 2.00 pm. Agenda


The society now has a facebook page


New gallery re-displays world-renowned Egyptology collection

Bolton Museum's new gallery, 'Bolton's Egypt', will be officially opened, and a Preview held, at 6 p.m. on Friday, 21 September 2018. The opening will be performed by Professor Joann Fletcher and Doctor Margaret Mountford. The Gallery showcases the world-renowned Egyptology collections, their history and their collectors.     

This exciting venture, announced in the Spring of 2017 and completed on schedule this Summer, was made possible through financial support from Bolton Council, Mr Edwin Davies, CBE, and DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund. The Preview has been sponsored by the Museum's  partners in the redevelopment, Leach Studios, Willmott Dixon and W M Dyer Electrical Contractors.

During the past year, Ian Trumble, Collections Access Officer for Archaeology, Egyptology and Archaeology, has been available to give talks to interested audiences in the area on the subject of the Egyptology collections and their history, and the designs for the new Gallery. He can be contacted at  ian.trumble@bolton.gov.uk or 01204 332245.


The society’s stall at the Manchester Histories Festival, June 2018