Summer Programme 2022


Participants  join  any  of  these  visits  on  the  understanding  that  in  public places,  neither  the  Society  nor  our  guides  can  accept  any  liability  for injuries  incurred.  Particularly when outdoors, participants are responsible for ensuring the safety of themselves and those in their care (e.g. children). Please take note of any safety-related information given below and/or at the visits.


Although Covid restrictions have now been lifted, we ask that members follow any precautionary measures venues may still have in place (social distancing, masks etc). 


Thursday, June 16th (7pm) - St John the Baptist Church, Keele, Newcastle (ST5 5AT)


Our guide for the visit will be Dr. Robin Studd, a retired senior lecturer and director of the centre for local history at Keele University. The main point of interest during our visit will be Keele’s unique stained and painted Templar window.

To reach the church, travel out of Newcastle on the Keele Road (A525) past the University entrance and down the hill into Keele village. The Church is situated on the right hand side, just before the Sneyd Arms pub.

A small contribution will be requested from everyone attending, which will be donated to church funds (amount TBC).

Thursday, July 21st (7pm) – The Malt House, Alton (ST10 4AG)

David Slade will be our guide for this visit with the owner of the property. We shall be meeting at the lower entrance on Horse Road off Cheadle Road.

Please note that due to some difficult and awkward steps, this visit is only suitable for people who are reasonably mobile. There is no fee for this visit, thanks to the kind generosity of the owner, but booking is essential due to a limited number of spaces. Please contact our secretary to check availability (contact details below).

Sunday, August 28th (1pm) – Guided Tour of Cheadle


This free guided tour of the town centre will last around an hour and will be led by members of the committee. The tour will start at the bottom of Greyhound Walk. 


Details of the society’s winter programme will be given out at the end of the tour, to encourage new members to join the society in September.


Unless indicated otherwise, non-members are welcome to join us on paying any relevant fees.  If you require  transport  to  any  of  the  above  meetings,  please  make  arrangements  with  other  members  of  the Society. 


For further information, contact our Secretary Gordon Sutcliffe by telephone on 07887 691 893, or via e-mail (