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September 2019

A Northwich Brick Heritage

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

David North, who is an artist and resident of  Little Leigh, will be talking about Jabez Thompson and his red terracotta bricks.  These decorative bricks are used nationwide, in particular they were used for the 'Last Supper' reredos at the Church of St Michael and All Angels at Little Leigh.

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October 2019

Building Paddy’s Wigwam

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

This month Philip Harrison will be giving us his personal reminiscences and anecdotes from the design and building of the Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral in Liverpool.  Philip was the resident site architect during its construction from 1964-1968.

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November 2019

Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte and Love

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

Elizabeth Williams, a Trustee of the Elizabeth Gaskell House in Manchester, will be discussing the ways in which the authors treated love, both in their books and in their own lives.

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December 2019

Christmas outing

December 15 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This year we shall be attending a screening of the Christmas themed ballet - The Nutcracker.  This screening will be held  at the Curzon cinema at Knutsford at 3 pm, with a car share leaving from The Wheatsheaf, Weaverham, at 2 pm.

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January 2020

My Life at the Manor – Mining Memories

14th January 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weaverham Primary Academy, Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Gary Conley was a miner at the Sutton Manor Colliery for 19 years until 1991.  He initially worked at the coal face but later transferred to the surface and eventually into colliery management.  He now tells the story of growing up in a mining family, the humour and heartache of a mining life and the strike of 1985 and its aftermath.

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February 2020

The Misericords of Chester Cathedral

11th February 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weaverham Primary Academy, Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Nick Fry is currently a beadsman and tour guide at Chester Cathedral.  This evening we will be given a fascinating insight into the multitude of imaginative misericords at the cathedral.

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March 2020

Are we alone? The search for life beyond the Earth.

10th March 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weaverham Primary Academy, Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Professor Ian Morison has worked at the Jodrell Bank Observatory since 1965 and in 2003 the Minor Planet's committee named asteroid 15,727 in his honour, citing his work with Merlin and in searching for intelligent life beyond our solar system.  What is the answer?

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April 2020

The Archaeology of the Bridgewater Canal

14th April 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weaverham Primary Academy, Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Dr Michael Nevell is a landscape archaeologist and Head of Archaeology at the University of Salford.  He has particular interests in industrial and buildings archaeology and heritage disaster management.  If you think you know everything about the Bridgewater Canal, think again.

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May 2020

The History of the English Longbow

12th May 2020 @ 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 English Longbow Society and this month we will be hearing about the development of bows and arrows, whether they were used for hunting, recreation or for war - and what about Robin Hood!

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June 2020

The Liverpool Overhead Railway

9th June 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weaverham Primary Academy, Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Our talk this month is given by Gavin Hunter, a local historian, on the legendary overhead railway in Liverpool affectionately known at the 'Dockers' Umbrella'.  It opened in 1893 and was 11 km long.  As the first electrically-operated elevated railway in the world it carried workers to jobs along the docks and waterfront.  It closed in 1956 after more than 60 years of operation.  It also boasted one of the first passenger escalators at a railway station.

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