Details of completed and active projects can be found here.
75th Anniversary of VE Day
Friday 8th May 2020 marked 75 years since VE Day. To commerate this the local history group devised a walking tour round Holmes Chapel visiting sites which were of importance during WW2 & also a cycling tour visiting places further afield. Details of these tours can be found here.
Our Local Heritage
Articles written by members of the group which have been published in "The Villages Mag" can be found here.
We are keen to talk to anyone with local knowledge about any of our projects. If you think you can help us with information, photographs or memories please make contact via the "Contact" tab above.
We have a large collection of documents and local knowledge and will try to help with any query regarding the history of Holmes Chapel
This is the website of the Holmes Chapel U3A Local History Group.
Its purpose is to:
- Make accessible to the wider public the results of our research into the history of Holmes Chapel and the surrounding area
- Use it as a means of requesting further information from anyone who has specialised knowledge of the time period we are currently researching
- Provide a resource for other historians interested in our village and our work
The Group welcomes new members with an interest in researching any aspect of local history in the Holmes Chapel area.
The group is supported by the Holmes Chapel and District U3A and has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for our WW1 project.