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2018 is a very important year in the history of the Anstice, as it celebrates 150 years from when work began to start building the Anstice Memorial Institute as a tribute to local philanthropist John Anstice.

The site was bought for £330 and John Johnson of London were appointed as architects.  The Anstice was built by Nevetts of Ironbridge.  Despite a chequered 150 years, the Anstice is still standing proud in the centre of Madeley, albeit awaiting a face lift to restore it back at the heart of not only the local community but also for people from the surrounding area who want to enjoy this wonderful building, and the wide range of events and activities which are once again being held in the wonderful ballroom.

The Anstice Community Trust plans to hold events to celebrate this very important milestone in the history of the Anstice, which will hopefully raise its profile and funds towards the planned refurbishment of this wonderful venue.  It is hoped that local clubs, groups, youth organisations, churches and businesses will want to join in the fun and help celebrate the Anstice’s Anniversary by organising their own activity such as a raffle, coffee morning, quiz, car wash or cake bake or help raise funds towards the refurbishment.

To find out more, share your idea for an Anstice 150th Anniversary activity or to get involved in this very special year for the Anstice, call 01952 567286 or pop in to Jubilee House on Madeley High Street. The following photos are just a few highlights from the Anstice over the years  –  if you happen to have some photographs of you and your family at Anstice events over the years, and are happy to share them, please get in contact as we are planning a special photographic exhibition showcasing the history of the Anstice.  We would love to see them!


LOOKING FOR A GREAT VENUE?  . . .   The Anstice Ballroom is  available for hire. So if you’re looking for a venue to hold your family ‘do’, or for your club to meet, just get in touch – 01952 567286 or E:  brenda@madeleytowncouncil.gov.uk


VOLUNTEERS  . . .    The Anstice needs volunteers to help make all the activities and events happen, and to help raise funds towards the refurbishment of this wonderful building.  So if you have an hour or two to spare, Anstice Community Trust would love to hear from you.  There are lots of volunteer opportunities.  Just ring 01952 567286 or call in to Jubilee House or better still pop into the Anstice on Wednesday mornings and find out more.


HOW TO HELP  . . .   Visit our ‘How You Can Help/Volunteers Page’


WHAT’S ON   . . .    Visit our ‘Whats On’ page to find out what we have lined up so far this year. Events  will also be posted  at ‘The Anstice’ Facebook page and on Posters around Madeley as soon as dates/details are confirmed.



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Show your support for this fabulous project and apply here 2018 Membership Renewal


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