Weaverham History Society

Weaverham History Society promotes the study of and interest in history and archaeology with particular reference to Weaverham and the surrounding area.

Visit to the Black Country Living Museum 

There is no History Society meeting in August, but we still have places available for our trip by coach to the Black Country Living Museum at Dudley on Wednesday, 7 August 2024.

This trip is really good value for money at only £35 per person, which includes admission and the cost of the coach and driver’s tip.

No, that is not our coach!

The Black Country Living Museum is a 26 acre open air museum with recreated historical buildings and authentic machinery in a village setting located in Dudley, West Midlands.  As the birth place of the Industrial Revolution it offers visitors a vivid insight of working life in the 1800s.  Their website address is www.bclm.com so you can see what is on offer.

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The Society, Meetings, Membership, Visits

The Society meets at Weaverham Primary Academy, Northwich Road, Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 3BD.

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month and we invite a guest speaker to talk to us on a topic of historical or archaeological interest, though sometimes the subjects range further afield.  You can see what’s planned on our Programme page.

Membership is £15.00 per year with renewals in September. Payments can be made by BACS sort code 09-01-29 a/c 26685458. Meetings are free to members of the Weaverham History Society, children and students. Visitors are requested to pay £3 at each meeting.

We also organise highly enjoyable visits to local places of interest in spring and summer usually by coach from the village and we seem to have started a tradition of having a yearly canal boat trip as well. The Society normally invests in the services of Blue Badge guides on our visits.  We also have a very enjoyable Christmas event every year, the talk commonly having a seasonal flavour.

We have articles on a range of topics, mainly about Weaverham, but also covering the surrounding areas. Although not a dedicated family history group, we do have some information on local families, and are always interested to hear from you.

We are continually developing our Archives and we have an array of items (objects, maps, and photos).  We are always grateful to receive any contributions.

As we expand our new website you will be able to see some of what we have by visiting our Weaverham Archives page.

The Weaverham History Society also has a Facebook page.

We launched this website in January 2016, but while we move things across you can still find the old website at http://history.weaverham.org.uk/index2015.htm


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Next Meeting

Our Life in the Space Age

The next meeting of the Society will be on Tuesday, 9 July at 7.30 pm at the Weaverham Primary Academy, Northwich Road, CW8 3BD.

For the last meeting of the season we have Steve Warbis from the Macclesfield Astronomical Society, who will be telling us in a simple way the most memorable events and discoveries in astronomy and space during our lifetimes.

The talk is in memory of his dear friend and mentor, Professor Ian Morison, our published speaker, who sadly died earlier this year.

I do hope that you will be able to join us in July.

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