Introduction

The Cheadle (Staffordshire) and District Historical Society held its inaugural meeting in November 1951.

Our programme year commences in September with the first of eight, monthly, indoor meetings when invited speakers or members of the Society make presentations.

The April meeting includes a short Annual General Meeting followed by a talk. These meetings generally take place at Cheadle Academy on a Wednesday evenings, starting at 7.30 pm. In the remaining months of the year we arrange visits to local places of interest. These are usually in the evening, although we do normally include one afternoon visit in the programme.

During the 60 years of its existence, the society has had the good fortune to be directed by a succession of keen and supportive committees. This record of continuity has brought success but the most rewarding aspect is the recruitment of new members, particularly from the younger generation, to actively explore and share the riches of the heritage of Cheadle and the surrounding area.

The annual membership fee, which becomes due in September, is currently £5 per year although an additional amount may be due when participating in some of the visits. Unless otherwise indicated in our programme, visitors are welcome to join us on payment of £1, plus any additional visit fee.