About the Ashton & Sale History Society

The Ashton & Sale History Society was formed in 1992 by our current chairman Alan Morrison and under his guidance and leadership the society has grown in numbers and strength ever since.

Early meetings were held at Ashfield House. The Claremont Center, Sale Waterside and St Mary’s Church Center.

The Society now meets at Sale Conservative Club, Dane Road, Sale, on the second Wednesday of each month. At these meetings we have guest speakers and our programme reflects the society’s diverse range of interests in local and social history, not just of Ashton & Sale but the Greater Manchester region.

Whilst not an action group, we make our voice heard when buildings or objects of historical significance within our area are threatened.

Over the past twenty five years the Society, as well as holding monthly meetings, has arranged visits to places of historical interest, taken part in local events and undertaken both local and social history research projects. The most recent project being the transcribing and recording of the memorial inscriptions (M I’s) in the oldest part of Brooklands Cemetery. These memorial inscriptions are now available in CD format from the Society. The Society also publishes a members newsletter and occasional papers of historical significance.

The Society extend a warm welcome to all our guests at our monthly meetings.


Ashton and Sale History Society Journal 32
is now available for download