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Audenshaw Local History Society

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'The Society was formed in 2000 by a small group of people interested in the history of their town. We now have some fifty members who meet on the last Monday of each month.'
Ryecroft Hall, Manchester Rd, Audenshaw, Tameside, M34 5ZJ, North West,
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26 October 2015
'Up to 1874 Audenshaw was one of the four divisions of Ashton under Lyne Parish, and consisted of the hamlets of Woodhouses, Waterhouses, Littlemoss, Audenshaw, Medlock Vale and Hooley Hill. The name Audenshaw now refers to a much smaller area, the smallest town in the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside ...

'Many of the old buildings of Audenshaw district and the hamlet called Audenshaw were drowned during the construction of three reservoirs from 1877-1882. They were constructed by Manchester Corporation and cover 283 acres. These reservoirs still form a principal feature of the district along with the Ring Motorway the M60 constructed in 2002.

'Early 19th century Audenshaw appeared to have been a pleasant rural area. In 1823 John Butterworth described the Audenshaw hamlet as "several rows of humble cottages" ...'
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