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Apocalyptic Ashton

17 November, 2018, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Discover the amazing story of John Wroe, the 19th century prophet who tried to transform Ashton into the New Jerusalem! Professional actors will perform Wroe’s story from his rise to power, the scandals that brought him down, journeys to the USA and Australia, and his final rivalry with sometime friend Daniel Milton. Archives from the John Wroe collection will also be on display, with a historian from Manchester Metropolitan University on hand to talk visitors through the documents.

In partnership with

Tameside Central Library

Contact email address

a.crome@mmu.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Date:
17 November, 2018
Time:
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Description for print
Discover the colourful life of John Wroe, the nineteenth-century prophet who tried to transform Ashton into the New Jerusalem. Actors will bring his story to life, followed by the chance to examine original material from the archives.
Is booking required?
Yes
Contact email address
a.crome@mmu.ac.uk
Event partners
Tameside Central Library
Region
North West
City/town
Ashton-under-Lyne
Accessibility information
Disabled parking and ramps
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Tameside Central Library

Venue

Tameside Central Library
Old Street
Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7SG United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
Disabled parking and ramps
Phone:
0161 342 2029