Visit Macclesfield – Up And Coming Events
Welcome to our new events calendar, sponsored by CSG Automotive Macclesfield and Canalside Radio 102.8FM. We’re updating this section over the coming months with major events in and around Macclesfield and the North West.
Visit www.thethread.org.uk for more local events or tune into Canalside Community Radio on 102.8FM.
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Paterson, New Jersey: ‘The Macclesfield of America’
June 15 @ 10:00 am - June 23 @ 4:00 pm
Discover the close historic ties between Macclesfield and Paterson NJ (Silk City USA). Paterson’s silk industry grew from the efforts of Bollington-born emigrant John Ryle, who arrived there in 1840. He was appointed manager of what was at the time a failing silk factory, transformed its fortunes, and bought out the owner. So many local men and women followed in his footsteps that the town became known as the ‘Macclesfield of America’.
Opening hours: 10am-4pm, Friday 15 June – Saturday 23 June
Macclesfield Family History Society are hoping to run a help desk for those wanting to find out more about any ancestors who emigrated – dates and times to be confirmed.