Nigel Linge, Professor of Telecommunications at the University of Salford will give an illustrated talk on "How Manchester Cotton wired up the World".
He will speak about how engineers and businessmen in the 1850's overcame huge problems in laying the first copper telegraph cable under the Atlantic, which then spawned a revolution in global communications.
Visitors welcome £3, tea/coffee and biscuits included. Tel: 01625 529178.
St Bartholomew's Parish Hall, Chancel Lane, Cliff Road, Wilmslow, SK9 4AA 7.15pm for 7.45pm