SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4
MIDDLETON Musical Society Autumn Concert - A Choral Showcase. Middleton Musical Society Choir and Orchestra present music JAZZ on a Sunday: Aire Valley Jazz Band Newtown National Club, 3 Nixon Street, Castleton, Rochdale. Doors open 7.15pm, starts at 8-11pm. Ground floor. Free car park. Concert starts: 8pm. £7. Phone: Tony Sheldon 0161 740 3714 or Newtown National Club: 01706 640713. Visit: http://www. jazznorthwest.co.uk/ rochdale.htm ROCHDALE Antiques Society’s next meeting will focus on Caughley Porcelain with a presentation by Chris Brown.
From around 1775 to 1799, at Caughley, near Broseley in Shropshire, Ambrose Gallimore and Thomas Turner produced some of the finest soft-paste porcelain made in England in the 18th Century. Many shapes and patterns were produced, mainly useful wares such as tea and dinner services that would be used in the households of the middle classes. Today, Caughley porcelain is highly collectable and much sought after.
Chris Brown, from Elland near Halifax, is a renowned expert, writing and lecturing on the subject. He collects mainly polychrome Caughley and is an active member of the Caughley Society, curating the Caughley in Colour exhibition at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums. He was also one of the authors of the Society’s Caughley Blue and White Patterns Book and wrote a paper: Joshua Cristall, a China Painter.
Wednesday, November 21, 7.30pm, St Vincent’s Community Centre, Caldershaw Road, off Edenfield Road, Norden, Rochdale £5. Phone: 01706 844026