Celebrating 30 years of the Apprentice House
Thursday 9 August 2018 marks 30 years since the Apprentice House opened to visitors. Join us to celebrate the anniversary with a day of activities, storytelling and crafts. We’re collecting your memories of the Apprentice House too, and sharing them in a personal memory book.
Early in 2018 we received a donation of a box of papers to the Quarry Bank archive. Inside were two press cuttings from 1988 announcing the opening of the Apprentice House to visitors, who would be able to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the past. The Wilmslow Express Advertiser went with the headline ‘Styal dream is realised’ and the Manchester Metro News celebrated that the Apprentice House experience was the first of its kind in the country. The dates of the articles were particularly important, as they confirmed the date that the Apprentice House opened and meant that we could plan the 30th anniversary event for Thursday 9 August.
Share your memories
We're also gathering stories of the Apprentice House over the past 30 years. Whether you remember it opening for the first time, you visited as a child, or you've just started visiting we’d love to hear from you. You can write or draw in our personal memory book, which will be looked after for the future in the Quarry Bank archive.