On this page you will find news about what the society have been up to, and what has been happening at the Museum (or is going to happen in the near future), so do be sure to check back here often for updates.

WHS OPEN WEEKEND - 15TH/16TH OF JULY 2017:

The WHS annual Open Weekend took place over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 15th and 16th of July this year, and again proved very popular. In spite of the Saturday being a bit on the wet side there was plenty to see and do indoors, and of course the youngsters from Whitworth band came along and entertained everyone. On the Sunday the Sun decided to put in an appearance and gave us a lovely warm day with blue skies, which was just as well as we had the army truck here on that day doing its very popular rides around the Wind Farm once again.

On the Sunday our genealogy and family history experts were kept busy helping visitors to trace their family histories, and this proved to be very popular, if you weren't able to make it there this time it's always worth coming along on one of our regular evenings, as we might still be able to help you get started. We'd also like to say a big thank you to Jeweller Mr Robert Daniels, of the Jewellery Repair Shop, at 47 The Rock, Bury, who kindly stepped in at the last minute and saved the day when our 'Cash in the Attic' expert let us down very badly and failed to appear. Our thanks also to all the Whitworth businesses who generously donated items for our raffle, which proved to be a great success.

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JUNE LECTURE - 'THE HISTORY OF YELLOWAY MOTOR SERVICES' BY PAUL BLACKBURN & MIKE ROYDS:

Our final lecture of the 2016/17 season took place on Wednesday 7th of June 2017, and was greatly enjoyed by a packed house. Everyone over a certain age remembers the famous Yelloway Coaches which were once such a common sight in the area, and we were pleased to welcome Mr Paul Blackburn and Mr Mike Royds, who gave us a talk about this much loved and greatly missed service. Paul is now the new owner of the Yelloway Mobile Museum and brought it along with him so that visitors could take a look onboard. The mobile coach museum is usually based at the Bury Transport Museum, and can often seen at events around the area, so if you couldn't make it to the talk last night then a trip over there sometime would be well recommended. If you fancy a trip on one of the new Yelloway coaches though you can find details of their current excursion programme on their website at: http://www.yellowayexcursions.co.uk/dates-for-your-diary

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June Lecture

WHS NOW ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

Social Media is very popular with many sections of the community these days, and not wanting them to feel left out, the Society has now set up a page on Facebook and a Twitter account, so that fans of these methods of communication can now keep up to date about the society's actions. You can find us by clicking in the buttons below, just 'like' our Facebook page to receive updates, and click 'Follow' to become a Twitter follower, and receive the odd 'Tweet' from us:

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