Upcoming events from Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
The Knutsford Hoard
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 18:30
Vanessa Oakden, the Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Liaison Office for Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside will be telling us about the Knutsford Hoard.
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The history of the chemical industry in Runcorn and Widnes
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 18:30
Dr Diana Leitch MBE telling us all about the chemical industry in Runcorn and Widnes with additional references to Northwich.
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Kill or cure!
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 18:30
Pauline Lloyd will be telling us about healthcare in Manchester from Georgian times, Manchester's first infirmary being founded in 1752, to the present day. Discover the medic with the mummy, the maternity home in a pub, a nursing heroine, the doctor who penned a thesaurus and John Dalton's opinion of medical students!
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Cheshire before the Romans
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 18:30
This month Elizabeth Royles from the Grosvenor Museum in Chester will be telling us about pre-Roman Cheshire.
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AGM, Dr Simon La Frenais talk "Charles Darwin"
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 19:30
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Losing sight of glory,600 years of combat medicine
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 19:30
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Mellor Mill Talk
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 19:30
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Talk: "The Land of Labyrinth : Minoan Crete" by Dr Georgina Muscatt
Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 18:30
Dr Georgina Muscatt is Curator of Antiquities, National Museum of Liverpool
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Talk: "The history of the Cheshire Regiment" by Major (ret'd) Eddie Pickering, MBE, ARCM
Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 18:30
Major (ret'd) Eddie Pickering, MBE, ARCM is Curator Cheshire Military Museum
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Talk: "Lord of the Isles" by Gavin Hunter
Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 18:30
The changing fortunes of Lord Leverhulme's ownership of the Outer Hebrides.
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Talk: "Manchester oddities" by Keith Warrender
Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 18:30
A talk concerning the bizarre & eccentric local curiosities.
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Talk "Hedges round edges" by Hugh Beggs
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 19:30
What part have hedges played in Cheshire's dairy farming.
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Talk: "The bloody fields of Waterloo - medical support for Wellington's greatest battle" by Mr Michael Crumplin
Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 19:30
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Talk: "MBs in Europe" by Alan Hayward
Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 19:30
A talk concerning two early female Eqyptologists. Alan Hayward is Chairman, Macclesfield Historical Society
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Christmas Day
Thursday, December 25th, 2014 08:00
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Talk: "A Cheshire Diary 1914 - 1918" by Edward Hilditch
Monday, July 7th, 2014 23:00
The speaker's grandfather lived in mid Cheshire and kept a diary. His previous talk to the society contained extracts from the diary and pictures of some of the events mentioned 1890-1914. This talk continues with extracts from the diary written during WWI and gives an insight into life on the home front. His grandfather lived at Elworth, Sandbach and worked at Fodens Talk starts 7:30 PM
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Talk: "Salt and Subsidence" by Colin Edmonson
Monday, June 9th, 2014 23:00
Looking at the story of salt mining and brine pumping in the area around Northwich and the catastrophic effects of the subsidence that this caused. Lavishly illustrated! Talk starts 7:30 PM
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Test Event
Thursday, June 5th, 2014 18:00
This event is not happening at 7:30 PM
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Talk: "The Word on the Street" by David Mitchell
Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 18:30
David Mitchell is the Town Crier of Chester, the only place in Britain to have retained the tradition of regular midday proclamations at a fixed place and time (Tuesday-Saturday, May-August, at noon; 10.30am on Race Days). He is the current British Champion, Best Dressed Crier and People’s Champion – awards which he won at the LCTC British Championship in Alnwick in July 2008.
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Talk: Pilgrimage in Medieval England
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 19:30
By Tom Hughes, Education Officer, Weaver Hall Museum The journey to a saint’s shrine was an important part of the lives of medieval people. We will find out about a pilgrim’s preparations, his journey, the shrine and the souvenirs. The talk, which will include some Cheshire connections, is presented in Pilgrim costume and there will be a wealth of artefacts to handle.
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Talk: Pharmacy and cures of the Pharaohs and the Altrincham connection
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 19:30
By Dr. Jacqueline Campbell, Medical Historian, University of Alexandria, Egypt
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Talk: Delamere, the story of a wooded ridge.
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 18:30
By Hugh Beggs, Retired schoolmaster. A 200-million -year story showing how geology, glaciation, revegetation and human settlement have shaped the Forest as we know it today.
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Talk: Congleton, a textile town.
Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 18:30
By Ian Doughty, Chair and Collections Manager Congleton Museum. Congleton Museum Trust was formed in 1985 by a group of local history enthusiasts. In 2002 the trust opened the museum in the former police station to display numerous items of historical interest including an Anglo Saxon log boat, a burial urn from 1500 BC, two major 17th Century coin hoards , plus more recent items. See http://www.congletonmuseum.co.uk
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Talk: Thomas Egerton: Keeper of the Queen’s Conscience
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 18:30
By Bernard Dennis MBE, Hon MI Ex, Member of British Longbow Society The life and times of Sir Thomas Egerton (1540 - 1617) is detailed in this captivating presentation. Thomas was born illegitimately in Cheshire and rose to the highest positions under the rule of Queen Elizabeth I and thereafter, King James I. Sir Thomas is buried in Bernard's home village of Dodleston, near to Chester. After more than five years' research, Bernard gives a unique insight into the life of an influential confidant, lawyer, landowner and spymaster that history has overlooked. For more info see http://www.bernarddennis.co.uk/thomas-egerton
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Talk: The Littlemores: a Frodsham Yeoman Family
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 18:30
By Philip Littlemore, Amateur, Local and Family Historian He has traced his own family history back to early 15th century. Has also researched history of Aston Church and a little slave girl who is buried there. The talk covers nearly 300 years of his family history from early 1400’s right through Civil War in Cheshire and how it affected them.
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