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.


Weaverham’s Jubilee Times

Postscript: A Glance at History in the Making?

In 2022, Her Majesty the Queen becomes the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service.

The village celebrated previous jubilees over the years, in different ways. They provided useful landmarks of the particular times in which they happened.

Here are some glimpses of this Jubilee and of our times.

Setting the Scene


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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

The Falklands War – a first hand experience

The next meeting of the Society will be on Tuesday, 13 September at 7.30 pm at the Weaverham Primary Academy on Northwich Road, Weaverham, CW8 3BD.

That evening we will have Tom Navin, who is a Falklands veteran, and he will be talking about his experiences as a combat medic. The talk will be quite short, but there will be an extended Q & A session.

Incredible story of the Falklands War hospital that treated victims from  both side of conflict - Mirror Online

We do hope you can join us for the start of our next season of talks.

I should also like to advise you that the October meeting will also be our AGM. Although we have a full set of committed committee members, if anyone would like to join the committee please contact the Society in the usual way.

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