Manchester Town Hall interior photo by Mark Watson

The Manchester Regional Group serves all of Greater Manchester and further into Cheshire, Lancashire and the High Peak. Our main activity is providing events for members and the wider public in the region: talks on Victorian and Edwardian architecture, arts and society in autumn and winter, walks and trips in spring and summer, and visits to buildings as appropriate. We also produce a quality email newsletter three times a year.

The Group publishes the online Biographical Dictionary of Greater Manchester Architects, 1800-1940 compiled and updated by retired architect Neil Darlington.


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Manchester News

Manchester Victorian Architects web site

St Paul’s Churchyard Trail

 Manchester Regional Group update

Manchester Events

Rochdale Town Hall event

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Previous events

Exploring Oldham’s heritage as the “cotton-spinning capital” of the world.

This magnificent Victorian town park was built by the people of Oldham during the cotton famine, sparked by the American Civil war. Now registered Grade II* it opened in 1865 and we will see its restored features, listed monuments and structures and well-maintained planting.

Manchester’s theatre district – a walk with David Astbury

Back by popular demand! David Astbury (former Vic Soc Manchester Chair) will lead a repeat walk on the Theatres of Oxford Street and Peter Street, a walk of about two hours passing through what was once the heart of Manchester’s historic theatre district.

Victoria Arches – An illustrated talk by Keith Warrender

Manchester Newsletters

Manchester Contact Details

The Manchester Group does not do casework. If you are concerned about a Victorian or Edwardian building, please get in touch with one of our Conservation advisers.

Please contact the membership secretary Anthea Darlington for any other queries:

Email: [email protected]

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