The Watkin Society Open Meeting

The Watkin Society Open Meeting

We will be hosting an open meeting in the Performance Room of the Central Reference Library, St. Peter’s Square, Manchester at 6.30pm on Tuesday 22nd October 2019. This will be the starting point to take our voyage of rediscovery wider than the environs of Northenden and Manchester!

We are a new group, formed in 2019, the 200th anniversary year of the birth of Edward Watkin. He and his father, Absalom, were two of the most remarkable men in the Victorian Age. You can read all about their lives and achievements through the project pages on our website but perhaps the most remarkable thing about them is that today they had been almost totally forgotten. We have already done a great deal about that through our work on the Friends Of Rose Hill projects in the last few years. We are now aiming to make it much more than that!

The Watkin Society is campaigning to make their story widely known and not just in Manchester, where they lived and died. We are also going to promote presentations, discussion and research for anyone (including children through their schools) who might enjoy finding out more about these two fascinating characters.

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