Shed is the local history group for the Blackshaw area and was formed in 2003. It is very informal and relies on research and convivial conversation between members, rather than formal meetings with speakers.
Each year we focus on a different topic of historical interest, with the aim of producing a display of research, photographs and artefacts illustrating that topic for the annual Blackshaw Head Fete. Occasionally we hold other events of local interest in the Chapel.
Topics covered so far include: Mills, Farming and Settlement, World War 1, 1851 and 1871 Censuses, History of Blackshaw Chapel, the Life and Times of Gordon Sutcliffe and, in 2009, Sport, Holidays, Entertainment and Days Out up to the early 1950’s.
You are very welcome to join the group, no prior knowledge is necessary, only enthusiasm and a sense of humour! Meetings are held throughout the year on the second Monday of each month at Hippins Farm at 7.30 pm. This may vary occasionally, please contact a group member to verify individual dates.