HUMANITARIAN and author Terry Waite CBE will be guest of honour when Mossley Heritage Centre celebrates its 20th anniversary next month.
Terry, former envoy to the Archbishop of Canterbury, is no stranger to visiting the town in as President of Emmaus UK.
He will be in familiar surroundings on Wednesday, October 13 when visiting the Centre located in the corner of the Emmaus Mossley building – Longlands Mill – on Queen Street.
Emmaus Trustee Richard Darlington had the idea of establishing a Heritage Centre to celebrate Mossley’s industrial history two decades ago.
Civic Society members (led by Marie Clues) and volunteers became the ‘guardians’ of the space which now includes a kitchen, laundry and living area as well as a school section.
Visitors have donated many interesting artefacts over the years and the centre has a wealth of information which celebrates Mossley’s fascinating heritage.
Terry will join Civic Society members and Mossley Morris Men to remember the beginnings of the Centre, celebrate the hard work of Richard Darlington and Marie Clues and reflect on the many achievements of the last two decades.