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November 2021

Overpaid, oversexed and over here

November 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weaverham Primary Academy, Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Rina Tillinger, whose father was a GI, will be explaining the GI phenomenon during World War II - it was all down to those white, white teeth!  

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December 2021

A Christmas Carol

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weaverham Primary Academy, Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Postponed from December 2020, we can now present Elizabeth Morris, a performance storyteller, with A Christmas Carol.  You may remember we have had Elizabeth before when she portrayed a young Cheshire girl born and living in poverty.  It was a most moving performance; so we do hope that you can join us for this Christmas themed event.

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January 2022

The Triangular Trade

11th January 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weaverham Primary Academy, Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Ken Pye, the Managing Direct of Discover Liverpool and the author of many books, will be describing the triangular trade, which brought so much wealth to Britain during the 18th and early 19th centuries, at the expense of so much suffering to others.

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February 2022

The Life of Fanny Trollope

8th February 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weaverham Primary Academy, Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Elizabeth Williams, who is a trustee of the Elizabeth Gaskell House in Manchester, will be talking about the exciting life of Fanny (Frances) Trollope. Fanny was well known for writing several strong novels of social protest:  The first of these was ‘Jonathan Jefferson Whitlaw’ (1836) which was the first anti-slavery novel.  This book influenced the American Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ of 1852. Then in 1840 Fanny published ‘Michael Armstrong: Factory Boy’ which was known as the first industrial…

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March 2022

Poison is a Woman’s Weapon

8th March 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weaverham Primary Academy, Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

This month we have Angela Brabin, a retired solicitor with an MA in history, who will be using legal records from the 19th century to show how poison was frequently used in Victorian Britain.  It became common, particularly in poorer areas, to kill husbands for their life insurance.  Despite this we will still be offering tea and coffee at the end of the meeting!

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April 2022

Queen Victoria – who do you think she was?

12th April 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weaverham Primary Academy, Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

And you thought you knew everything there was to know about Queen Victoria.  This month Simon La Frenais will be telling us about Victoria's unfortunate influence upon the health of the various royal families in Europe and how this had a significant effect upon the subsequent history of Europe.

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May 2022

The Liverpool Overhead Railway

10th May 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weaverham Primary Academy, Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Gavin Hunter, a local historian, will be telling us about the founding and development of the Liverpool overhead railway. Known locally as the Dockers' Umbrella or Ovee the overhead railway operated along the Liverpool Docks and opened in 1893, before being finally dismantled in 1957.

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June 2022

The History of the British Longbow and the Cheshire and Flintshire Bowmen

14th June 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weaverham Primary Academy, Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Bernard Dennis is a member of the British Longbow Society.  It can be said that the English longbow was the most important English military invention of the 1300s and that it changed the political face of Europe. Bernard will be telling us about the development of bows and arrows ranging from the need for hunting, the use in war and recreation, and also the legend of Robin Hood.

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July 2022

Science and the Vikings

12th July 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weaverham Primary Academy, Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Professor Stephen Harding, Professor of Applied Biology at the University of Nottingham, will be following on from his previous talk which looked at DNA samples taken from men of long standing Wirral families.  These DNA results illustrated the connections between modern Wirral families and Scandinavians.   It's all in the genes.

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