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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. jaz­znorth­ 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

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