HISTORY IN THE SOUTH PENNINES
Saturday, 20 May 2017
9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saddleworth Museum, Uppermill, OL3 6AP
The late Alan Petford made a singular contribution to the history of the South Pennines. His
own research broke new ground whilst as a teacher his inimitable style inspired countless
students to become expert in this country of deep-cut valleys and stone-built farmsteads.
This day school will feature six lectures ranging from enclosure to architecture and poetry to
population, all of which are given by Alan’s friends and students. Each is based on essays
included in a new book, History in the South Pennines: the Legacy of Alan Petford. The
publication is one of the first to take the history of the South Pennines as its subject. A
thousand years of South Pennines society, culture, landscape and economy are examined in
fourteen chapters, all of which are lavishly illustrated in full colour.
The day school will end with a drinks reception to launch the book when subscribers can pick
up their books and copies will be available to purchase. Those who are unable to attend the
day school are welcome to the launch.