Date(s) - 11/09/2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St Leonard’s Parish Church
Please note – there is a wedding taking place at 2pm on Friday 11th September, there will be restricted access for 45 mins or so.
Visit this outstanding grade I listed church dating from 1100. It has Norman arches uniquely incorporated into a mediaval structure and a notable history, including the medieval Flodden Window and rare brasses. Inside, the church is full of craftwork from all centuries including Arts & Crafts work by Christopher and Veronica Whall, James Smithies, Christopher Webb, A. K. Nicholson and Edgar Wood. It is the oldest building in Greater Manchester with a ‘wooden steeple for a stubborn people’.
Event not suitable for children under the age of 5. Max 6 people per tour/session.
Colin Gilbert Commemoration Exhibition – by Rochdale Art Society
Open Heritage Open Days only – Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11th to13th September
Also available to buy are Queen Elizabeth Grammar School commemorative plates featuring a wonderful impression of the school painted by Colin, typifying his skill and style.
Rochdale Art Society is one of the oldest in the area. Edgar Wood was a working member and provided paintings for its exhibition of 1884.