Rochdale Antiques Society

2019-20 Talks /Meeting Dates.









Wednesday 11 September 2019 at 7.30pm

Warrington Glass – David Willars

Warrington was one the largest glass manufacturing and crystal engraving centres in the 18th and 19th centuries, producing the exquisite and spectacular ‘Prince of Wales’ service in 1806-10.  David Willars is co-Chair of the Glass Association and recently spoke to the Antiques Society on Manchester Decorative Glass Industry.


Wednesday 9 October 2019 at 7.30pm

Art Deco Jewellery – Susan Rumfitt

BBC Antique Roadshow expert Susan examines Art Deco jewellery 1920-1935, analysing how new materials, new cuts of stones, geometric forms, and designers such as Cartier and Chanel pioneered a revolution in the form and function of jewellery. 


Wednesday 20 November 2019 at 7.30pm

Archibald Knox and Liberty and Co – John Wyles

Unique Arts and Crafts designer and artist with the emphasis on his designs for Liberty and Co in the early 1900’s.


Wednesday 11 December 2019 at 7.30pm

The history of the Royal Mail Postal Service – Dr David Hudson

Using historical letters and documents, our society member David provides a comprehensive overview of the development of the ‘Royal Mail’.


Wednesday 8 January 2020 at 7.30pm

Cameras and protecting Old Photographs – Steve Gill

‘Every picture tells a story’ – Steve looks at cameras and old photos,  and how they can be preserved for the future.


Wednesday 12 February 2020 at 7.30pm

Vintage Textiles, Costume and Accessories – Amanda Peters

The stories behind vintage clothing and associated items, what do the tell us about the society and customs of the time?


Wednesday 11 March 2020 at 7.30pm

‘Collectables’ – Chris Flintoff

Chris provides an analysis of current trends in Collecting and Antiques.


Wednesday 8 April 2020 7.30pm

Meetings suspended.

Contact Information

Rochdale Antiques Society

St Vincent's Community Centre
Caldershaw Road
Edenfield Road
OL12 7QL

Tel: 01706 844026

Meeting times

Meetings are held from September to May at 7.30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month.

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