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Up Our Street

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Up Our Street is a community engagement and heritage programme enabling local people to explore the rich history of Mossley’s high street and those stories and elements that contribute to making our high street a fantastic place to work, visit and explore. The history of Mossley’s high streets is the history of its people and though times change and the high streets have had their ups and downs, they continue to serve the community well, with their many friendly shops, pubs, cafes and community centres. Between 10am-4pm, events around the town will include artist’s talks, a light-hearted historical guided walk around Mossley’s two high streets – in Upper Mossley and Bottom Mossley – and a reminiscence workshop. So come and take a trip with us Up Our Street.

Signs by Umberto Artist Talk:

Signwriter Robert Walker, who is based at Mossley artists’ studio Woodend Mill, will give talks about the making of his exhibition at Mossley Station and the traditional craft of sign writing.

For his exhibition, Robert has drawn inspiration from the vintage signage and advertising typography of Mossley’s local retailers through the ages, including long-gone butchers shops, photography studios and drapers.

Eleven intricate sets of panels featuring his work will be fitted along the platform and in the station waiting room. The signwriter, who is a member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen, hopes the exhibition will bring the feel of a bustling olden days high street to the station.

Guided Tours with Greenbanks Productions:

Two comedy characters, Jedediah Heckerslike and Obediah Ifyoulike, will lead a humorous – but factually accurate –tour of the town’s high streets. The hapless pair will reveal little known facts about its shops, including Smiths Photography Hut and Lees’s Chip Potato Restaurant, which has a strong claim to be the UK’s oldest chippie. Now called Man’s Wok, they have been frying chips on the same site since 1863. Free tours run throughout the day,  leaving the market ground at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. Booking is required. This is an outdoor event so please dress appropriately for the weather and walking.

Free Workshops with Mossley Writers:

On Stamford Street, Café Sweet Vintage will host a drop in reminiscence workshop from Mossley Writers between 10-12pm. People of all ages are asked to come and share their memories of the high street and what it means to them.

Chalk Walk With Artist Mel Roberts: 

The Mossley Chalk Walk will see a bland stretch of Stamford Road (opposite Jacob’s Ladder) transformed into a river of colour and you are invited to come and make your mark in words or pictures from 10-12pm. Suitable for all ages, access friendly. This is an outdoor event so please dress appropriately for the weather and walking.

For more information about the project please click here for the URL from the Global Grooves website, where you will find stories and archive images illuminating Mossley History and ///what3words mapping links so you can explore the locations on a self-lead trail around the town.

Mar 26 2022

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Date: Mar 26
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
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Various Locations Around Mossley

Mossley, OL50ES United Kingdom

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The Vale
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