In addition to maintaining a central archive of material relating to the social and industrial history of the area, the society holds monthly meetings to record among other things, memories of everyday life when the villagers were growing up in the Moorside & Sholver area. This has formed the basis of the meetings held during 2011, in addition to those featuring guest speakers. Some of the material held by the society can be viewed be clicking this button. and clicking on the "VILLAGE HISTORY" link at the bottom of the page.
Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month, usually in the Church Hall Lounge from 7:30 to 10:00, p.m. and begin with everyone informally exchanging information, photographs, documents etc. amongst themselves. The meeting then starts with discussion of the evening's topic, with everyone chipping in with their recollections on the subject. After a short tea break, discussion of the topic continues till the close of the evening. Getting everyone out the door usually isn't easy as they're usually continuing animated conversations from the evening.
New members are always welcome as is anyone who has an interest in Moorside and Sholver's history, including anyone recently moving into the area, as their experiences and impressions would form an invaluable contribution to the society's records. Anyone interested in helping with the day to day work of the society, particularly if they have even elementary computer skills, would be especially welcome.
Please feel free to come along to one of the meetings if you'd like to learn something of the history of the village or would like to help with the societies work - no experience is necessary.