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October 2017

A Cheshire Diary from 1919 – 1930

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

The talk this month is given by Edward Hilditch whose grandfather lived in Cheshire and kept a diary.  He lived at Elworth, Sandbach and worked at Fodens.  The talk this evening covers a period of relative prosperity when Edward's grandfather gained promotion at work and was able to buy a few luxuries.

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November 2017

It’s About Time

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

This month Professor Ian Morison, who has worked at Jodrell Bank since 1965, will be talking about how the passage of time has been measured over the centuries and the problems of synchronising clocks one with another (will train timetables be mentioned perhaps?).  He will also explain how Pulsars provide the most accurate clocks in the universe and how astronomers have been able to calculate when our universe began.

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December 2017

Our Christmas Event

December 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This is to be a surprise - and it is something completely different! More details to be revealed in due course, so please ignore the dates and times shown at the moment.

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January 2018

DNA and the Vikings

9th January 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

At one time the Wirral was a mini-state with its own language - the old Viking language called Old Norse.  Eleven hundred years ago when the Viking settlers arrived in the Wirral they would have seen cranes on a sandbank.  "Tran" is their word for a crane and "mere" is a sandbank - hence Tranmere.  Were your ancestors really Vikings?  Professor Stephen Harding, Professor of Applied Biology at the University of Nottingham, will reveal the DNA connecting us with the…

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February 2018

The Canal Duke

13th February 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Bernard Dennis, a member of the British Longbow Society, will be talking about Francis Egerton, the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater who commissioned the building of the Bridgewater Canal, often said to be the first true canal in Britain.  This canal was built by James Brindley from the estates of Francis Egerton at Worsley to carry coal to Manchester.  A pioneer of naval construction, Francis Egerton is famed as the "father of British inland navigation".

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March 2018

Rediscovering Roman Northwich

13th March 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Dr Mike Nevell is the Head of Archaeology at the University of Salford and co-editor of the Industrial Archaeological Review.   He will be looking at the Roman past of Northwich that lies beneath our feet.

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April 2018

The Home Front in Wirral and Cheshire during the First World War

10th April 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Mike Royden is a local historian and author who has been researching and writing about the local history of Liverpool, Merseyside, S W Lancashire and Cheshire for over 30 years.   He will be bringing signed copies of his latest book, Village at War, for you to purchase.

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May 2018

Don’t Forget your Ration Books!

8th May 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

This month we have Michael Murphy, a former history teacher, giving a fascinating talk on ration books.

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June 2018

Was Cheshire historically a Northern, a Midland or a Welsh-border County?

12th June 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Our talk this month is given by Professor Graeme White, Emeritus Professor of Local History at Chester University, Editor of the Journal of Cheshire History and President of the Chester Society for Landscape History. Professor White has written many books on medieval history including one on Cheshire's own Magna Carta.

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July 2018

The Duke of Reichstadt

10th July 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Our speaker this month is John Michael Corfe who will be talking about Napoleon II. Francois Joseph Charles Bonaparte, the son of Napoleon Bonaparte was raised in Austria and taught initially to speak of his father as "the enemy".  He died at the age of 21, it is thought of tuberculosis.

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