Rochdale Antiques Society

Previous seasons talks 2018-19

All meetings commence at 7.30 pm

This page lists all talks in the 2018-19 season.

For more information on each of the talks click on the relevant tab on the left hand side of the page.


Wednesday 12 September 2018 at 7.30pm

Antique Toys - Peter Ashburner

Director of Fine Arts at Marshall Auctioneers will be displaying antique toys that have appeared in the saleroom.


Wednesday 10 October 2018 at 7.30pm

Caddy Spoons – Brabazon Hallowes

Our speaker will  be bringing examples of caddy spoons used since Georgian times.  He will be delighted to advise on caddy spoons brought to the meeting.


Wednesday 21 November 2018 at 7.30pm

Caughley Porcelain – Chris Brown

Fine soft-paste porcelain produced from 1775-1799 in Shropshire, now much prized and collected.


Wednesday 12 December 2018  at 7.30pm

The history and symbolism of Church Stained Glass – Andrea Sarginson.

Beautiful images of colourful stained glass including seasonal references, and an overview of the development of stained glass from the 700's to the present.


Wednesday  9 January 2019 at 7.30pm

The ‘Big Ditch’: the building of the Manchester Ship Canal from Victorian glass slides – Judith Atkinson.

The story of how the  canal was built using images from original glass slides taken at the time.


Wednesday 13 February 2019 at 7.30pm

Edgar Wood: Arts and Crafts architect, furniture designer and artist – David Morris.

Edgar Wood is regarded by many as the most ambitious architect of this period.  Hear about his life, and his buildings in Middleton and surronding areas.


Wednesday  13 March 2019  at 7.30pm

'Atomic Boom' - Will Farmer

'A nostalic look at post war-design, print and pattern in household wares'

This will be a special event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rochdale Antiques Society

Will Farmer has been appearing on the BBC Antiques Roadshow since 2004.

This will be a ticket only event – details to be announced later in the year Check website for updates.


Wednesday 10 April 2019 at 7.30pm

‘Titanic Talks’ – Nigel Hampson.

Hear about the design and building of the 'almost unsinkable' Titanic, and the maritime disaster that resulted in the loss of over 1500 lives.


Wednesday 8 May 2019 at 7.30pm

 'The life of  L.S.Lowry' – Pat Osborne

Preceded by a short AGM.  Local artist Pat will descibe the life of the man often seen as an enigma.



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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