Saturday, 17 November 2018 at 10:30 am – Saturday, 17 November 2018 at 12:00 pm

Apocalyptic Ashton: John Wroe, Tameside's Prophet

Date: Saturday 17th November 2018
Time: 10.30am or 12.00pm
Location: Tameside Central Library
Tickets: Free – available at

Discover the amazing story of John Wroe, the nineteenth 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.

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

For more information, please contact:

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