Early Train Travel

Excerpts have been taken from the letter-bag of Lady Elizabeth Spencer-Stanhope, published in 1913.  Lady Elizabeth was the sister in law of the Rev Charles Spencer Stanhope, the vicar of Weaverham from 1835 to 1874.   On 27 September 1825 the Stockton and Darlington Railway, the first to carry passengers…

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Our History Day 2017 Display

Following the very successful History Day in Northwich on 4 November 2017, our display for that day has been requested by 4 libraries in the area. Sandiway Library will be having the display from the middle of February to the middle of March, which includes World Book Day on 1…

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DNA and the Vikings

We had a very well-attended meeting at our meeting on Tuesday, 9 January, which included visitors from The Viking Society.  The title of the talk was “DNA and the Vikings” and Professor Stephen Harding of the University of Nottingham told us about the work being undertaken to track where significant populations of…

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War Memorials

War Memorials The War Memorials Trust defines a war memorial as ‘any physical object created, erected or installed to commemorate those involved in or affected by a conflict of war’.  A war memorial can be anything from a monument or plaque to a tree. It can be a locomotive, a…

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Private Arnold Robinson

You may have been aware of the recent events to commemorate the first day of battle of the Somme on the 1st of July. Perhaps you saw young men in World War 1 uniforms in Northwich, each representing one of the 19,240 men from the British forces who died on…

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From the Archive

Crime and Punishment With crime and punishment never far from the news a look back through the archives reveals that in times past these issues have never been far away from the public gaze. Two cases featured in our records show how justice was dispensed in the early and late…

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A Walk in our Village

The original name for the township was ‘Weaverham cum Milton’; the Parish (a parish being composed of several townships) was ‘Weaverham’. The parishes were set up by Theodore, Archbishop of Canterbury in the 7th century.  In the Domesday Book there are only a small number of parishes with a priest…

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Our Publications

Since its formation Weaverham History Society has produced a number of publications.  The details of these are as follows: As part of the Local Agenda 21 initiative, we helped publish a leaflet : Weaverham, a walk through the village, its history and ancient woodland. Compiled by Weaverham History Society. Supported…

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