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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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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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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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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Our Beginnings

A few interested people had for many years been transcribing the church records whilst others had been studying photographs and other aspects of village history. In 1983 they got together and on 21 March the Weaverham History Club was formed. This was renamed the Weaverham History Society in April 1987.…

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