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 Revisited – Glancing Through Time

The Weaverham History Society has just published a new book.  It is based upon an earlier book by the Society from the 1980s called ‘Old Weaverham – a Pictorial History’. 

With the help of Anne Loader Publications, we have updated and reissued this book.   The new publication is called ‘Weaverham Revisited – Glancing Through Time’.  The text has been edited, adding to the narrative information that has come to light since the first book was published and we have added new sections.  The original photographs have been re-ordered and enhanced using current photographic techniques, and we have a new range of photographs, some in colour, showing how Weaverham has changed over the years.

This book costs £10 each and will be available to purchase at our meetings, held on the second Tuesday of the month.  Alternatively copies can be obtained by sending a contact message via this website. 

An ideal Christmas present.

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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

December Magic

Our next meeting will be on 12 December and if you would like to join us it is necessary for you to book a place as we will not be meeting in the school.  Instead we will be celebrating Christmas in the committee room at the Owley Wood Recreation Club, on Barrymore Road, Weaverham, CW8 3LS. Numbers are limited due to the size of the room, but husbands/wives/partners/friends are welcome to join us. The cost of our Christmas event will be £12 per head and includes a two course meal.  For catering purposes we need to know the number attending so I am afraid you can’t turn up on the night unless you have booked and paid in advance. This can be done by contacting the Society via this website.

The evening will commence at 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start, giving you time to buy your drinks at the bar before the food arrives at around 7.30 pm.  Our main meal will be steak and onion pie with a jacket potato and a green salad.  This will be followed by a selection of desserts.  If you have any dietary requirements eg you require gluten free or vegetarian alternatives, please let us know in advance.  After the meal we will have our guest speaker and magician, Peter Turner.  The title of his talk, which has been written especially for us, is ‘Magic – Past and Present’.  The talk will be based on the history of cards and will look upon interesting decks that have an historical element to them.  However, the main focus will be using decks in magic and I think we will be witnessing quite a few magic tricks.  

If you would like to attend our Treasurer would prefer to receive your £12 per person by bank transfer.  Bank details are Santander Bank, Weaverham History Society Business Account sort code 09-01-29, account no 26685458.  Please use the reference December with your name. Payments by cheque to Weaverham History Society or in cash are also acceptable.  This replaces our normal open to everyone meetings and is just for the month of December. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our Christmas event.

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