Early Waugh's Well photo discovered of opening ceremony in 1866
More photos have been added to the Waugh's Well Galleries, one (likely) to be of the opening ceremony in 1866.
2023 Special Summer Gathering - A New Venture - Sun 6th August 2:30pm
A new venture - poetry reading and song around the Dialect Writers' Memorial Obelisk in Broadfield Park, Rochdale at 2:30pm on Sunday 6th August.
An inscription you can find on the stone, by John Trafford Clegg, reads "It's as yezzy to look up as deawn, an it makes a vast difference in a mon."
If weather and time permits, we will also walk over to St Chad's church where Tim Bobbin's grave lies as a follow up to our May meeting in which Alison Cooper gave a wonderful exposition of his life along with an in depth look at his "Blackbird "poem which was a critical view of the pious approach to Sunday activities in his time.
If you wish to extend the day, please do come and join us for lunch at the Regal Moon, Wetherspoons, Rochdale at 1:00pm.
The Annual Waugh's Birthday Celebration 'Suppering Do' and Trophy Winners
This took place on Tuesday 14th March 2023
The meat & potato pies and the cheese & onion pies were prepared by Anne Leggett Catering and were much enjoyed by everyone.
Betty Lightfoot won the President's Cup. T' Kissin' Shuttle, for the best performance on the night, was jointly won by Tom Byrne for his song, 'The Four-Loom Weaver', and his partner, Aimee, for her clog dancing rendition, to the tune of "She's a Lassie from Lancashire" by Florrie Ford.
Most everybody else did a 'turn' and entertained us admirably.