This September sees Heritage Open Days, with the theme of Edible England, celebrated at Mossley Heritage Centre within Longlands Mill, home to Emmaus Mossley.

Volunteers from Mossley Civic Society have organised a two-day celebration of local history and heritage with an edible theme. Visit the centre on Friday 17 September  (11am-4pm) and Saturday 18 September (10.30am-4pm) to see, hear, explore and taste Mossley’s fascinating past.

The centre will have a new display featuring Mossley shops through the ages (including a large map), a digital display of this information, and a new book written by local historians Alison Wild and Shirley Howard. You will also be able to pick up a copy of a new leaflet with a self-guided walk around the town to explore these edible sites, including information about allotments in Mossley. There will be recipes describing food during war years and even the added incentive of some home-baked biscuits to sample!

This two-day celebration forms part of the national Heritage Open Days campaign and month-long Tameside History Festival. Tameside History Forum has a display at Portland Basin during the whole of September which Mossley Heritage Centre has helped to curate.

Find out more about Mossley Heritage Centre.