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Apocalyptic Ashton: John Wroe, Tameside's Prophet

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Tameside Central Library

Old Street

Ashton-under-Lyne

OL6 7SG

United Kingdom

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Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances the performance aspect of this event will no longer take place. There will now be a talk commencing at 11:00 only. We apologise for the disappointment caused.

Discover the amazing story of John Wroe, the nineteenth century prophet who tried to transform Ashton into the New Jerusalem! Dr Andrew Crome, from Manchester Metropolitan University, will talk through 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, and visitors will get a chance to handle them afterwards.

This event is co-organised by Tameside Central Library, Manchester Metropolitan University, and part of the "Being Human: Festival of the Humanities" (https://beinghumanfestival.org/)

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Tameside Central Library

Old Street

Ashton-under-Lyne

OL6 7SG

United Kingdom

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