In addition to ourselves, we have a number of users of the building (usually through a shared interest) all of whom welcome visitors and new members…

Mailed Fist Miniature Wargames Group

The Mailed Fist meet at our building every 2nd and 4th Sunday each month from 11am – 5pm. Mailed Fist Wargames Group
They play a number of games from many periods of history… past, present and future; historical and fantasy.  

If you’re not sure, wargaming is simulating military history using scale models to represent armies (a bit like chess or draughts). Whilst generally thought of as an adult male-dominated hobby, this is, in fact not the case and we would welcome anyone to join the group provided that they have a genuine interest in what they are doing and trying to achieve. Existing members include businessmen, policemen, accountants, company employees, ‘unwaged’ and students. They also have disabled members. 

The basics of wargaming involve moving metal or plastic figures around on a board covered with model trees, hills, roads, rivers and buildings according to a set of rules. The rules basically govern how far the figures can move, when they can fight and whether they run away; Rules that are simple, fast, fun and don’t involve any writing or record keeping reflecting a gamer’s personality are preferred over complex ones


Manchester Military History Society

The Manchester Military History Society (MMHS) is a reincarnation of the Manchester Tactical Society founded in the 1880s, reconstituted more recently by the late Paddy Griffith.

MMHS is an informal group united by a common interest in military history.

Each month they have a speaker on a military related subject followed by a discussion around that subject or related topics. Many of the speakers are published authors and professional historians including Andy Callan, Ian Daglish, and the late Paddy Griffith.

All are welcome to attend their meetings held here on the second Tuesday in every month from 7:30pm


National Association of Road Transport Modellers (NARTM)

The Manchester group of NARTM meet on the second Monday of each month from 7:30—10:30 to share tips, reviews and information on all aspects of Road Transport modelling.

The National Association of Road Transport Modellers was founded in 1983 to foster the interests of the road transport modeller. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in road transport models, whether you collect die-casts, build kits, scratch build, do conversions or run a business supplying products for the modeller.

Members bring along their current or recent builds to share with others usually on a pre-agreed theme.


RC Tank Regiment Northern Battalion

Our latest user group, these guys drive around slightly larger scale tanks than the majority of the users of the building; a whopping 1/16th scale. Seeing (and hearing) them trundling around the building is pretty impressive to say the least.

They meet on the Third Sunday of each month from 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Their main website is a forum : RC Tank Regiment Northern Battalion