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Activities for all in Middleton Park this half term

The Friends of Middleton Park have an exciting programme for October half-term.  All our events are free and everyone is welcome, whatever your (dis)ability or ethnic background. Come and join us at the visitor centre! On Sunday (24 October 2021) 2-4pm we start with Apple Day, led by award-winning apple

Bluebell Walks in Middleton Woods this weekend

Normality is gradually coming back! The Friends of Middleton Park are starting their 2021 summer programme of events with their traditional Bluebell Walks in Middleton Woods. Last year these had to be cancelled because of Covid restrictions, but this year they are back on again. Normally the Friends hold the

1842 Children’s Employment Commission visits Middleton

In the 1830’s there was a movement towards social reform, especially towards the employment of children in the burgeoning industry of the early industrial revolution. In 1833 Parliament enacted the Factory Act which prevented the employment of children under nine from working in textile mills. Following this was a campaign