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September 2018

Talk: Physick, pothecary or chirurgeon? – uncovering Cheshire’s medical men and their work.

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

Speaker: Claire Moores. Independent history researcher

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October 2018

The life and engineering of Thomas Telford

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

Michael Anthony Blackburn will be focusing on Telford's growth and pushing the boundaries of new technology and new materials at many locations across the UK.  The talk will be illustrated by his own photographs of Telford's structures and locations.

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November 2018

The restoration project of the steamship Daniel Adamson

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Presented by Stuart Wood and Bob Connell and with other volunteers from the Daniel Adamson Preservation Society, we will be given insights into the preservation of this wonderful steamship now based at Liverpool.

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December 2018

The impact of the Civil War on Christmas

December 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Owley Wood Recreation Club, Barrymore Road
Weaverham, CW8 3LS United Kingdom
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This Christmas we will be back at Owley Wood Recreation Club where Bob Thomas will be telling us about all things festive, or not so festive during the Civil War.

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January 2019

Cheshire’s Ancient Mariner – The life of Sir George Beeston

8th January 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Sir George Beeston can be regarded as a Tudor hero who fought against the Spanish Armada with Drake, Hawkins and Frobisher.  This month Tony Bostock, a well known local and family historian, will be filling in the details of this man's remarkable life.

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February 2019

The Great War Tommy

12th February 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

This month our speaker Owen Powell - who is a senior member of the First World War living history society and the author of 'Snapshots from the Boer War', will be illustrating his talk with uniforms, equipment, weaponry (deactivated) and ephemera from that conflict.

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March 2019

Building Paddy’s Wigwam

12th March 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Philip Harrison, who was the resident site architect during the building of the Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral in Liverpool from 1964 to 1968, will be giving us his personal anecdotes of events during the design and construction period of the cathedral.

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April 2019

Robert Fitzroy, HMS Beagle’s tragic captain

9th April 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Dr Simon La Frenais will be detailing the tempestuous career and death of this remarkable sailor who, as well as captaining the Beagle on its amazing voyage, also founded the Meteorological Department, now known as the Met Office.

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May 2019

Tales from the workhouse – Lizzie’s story

14th May 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

This month we welcome Elizabeth Morris.  Elizabeth is a trained actor with a love of history who brings her characters to life through performance.  We will experience the true story of a Northwich Union Workhouse inhabitant, Lizzie Vernon.

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June 2019

Liverpool cowkeepers, a family history

11th June 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Dave Joy, who is the author of 'My Family and Other Scousers' and of 'Liverpool Cowkeepers', will be giving us an illustrated talk on how 'Dales' farmers became city cowkeepers and suburban milkmen.

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