Wilmslow Historical Society: “The Going Out of Prince Charlie”

Wednesday, 25th Nov, 2020 7:30pm

Wilmslow Historical Society is holding its second free zoom talk.

Cllr Jon Kelly will mark the 275th anniversary of the Jacobite army marching through Wilmslow. This was the celebrated adventure of the "The Going Out of Prince Charlie" the Young Pretender.

Jon said "The Jacobite rising occurred in 1745 when Charles Edward Stuart, after gathering support in Scotland, invaded England. I think people will be really surprised by this tale of the Highland troops and the local volunteers from Manchester, who joined them on their march along Cheshire's leafy lanes and by-ways and how far they got. It's another part of Wilmslow's rich and hidden history.

Alan Cooper says "this will be the second free Zoom talk the Historical Society has held and everyone is welcome to zoom in to see it. We were delighted to get a really excellent response to our first talk on the Highfield Estate and are planning more talks in the future too.

"As a Society we are proud to have kept things going this year despite the difficult circumstances we are all facing. Everyone is welcome. It's a good chance for members and non-members to come together to celebrate part of our history. If you're a Jacobite have a wee dram to hand on 25 November."

To join in the occasion please email: [email protected].

The presentation will be at 7.30 pm on Wednesday, 25th November 2020

No requests for a link can be accepted later than Monday, 23rd November 2020.

Wilmslow Historical Society was founded in 1969 and currently has a membership of 108. In normal times we meet in the United Reformed Church on the second Wednesday of the month from September to May to hear lectures on a broad range of historic subjects including local, national and international topics.