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.

River Weaver 1721

This is an extended version of an article that appeared in the latest edition of the “Weaverham News”.

(Expanded views below.)

In this issue we look at our River Weaver.  Some residents in Sandy Lane and Acton Bridge will not feel well disposed to our river presently but it can’t be wished away.  Weaverham and Sutton Weaver near Frodsham are the only places named for the river, surprisingly.

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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

Watchers of the Skies

After the summer break we welcome you back to face to face meetings once more. On 14 September at 7.30 pm we will be back at the Weaverham Primary Academy for our first meeting of the 2021/2022 season.

Still watching

Professor Ian Morison will be describing how astronomers from ancient times to now have been able to increase our knowledge of the universe. Ian has worked at Jodrell Bank since 1965, is an author and writes for Astronomy Now and Sky at Night. He has recently retired from the post of Professor of Astronomy at Gresham College, London.

This meeting will also be our AGM and we look forward to welcoming you to our meetings once more.

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