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November 2019

Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte and Love

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Scout Hall, Church Street
Weaverham, CW8 3NJ United Kingdom
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Please note that we will be holding the meeting at the Scout Hall on the corner of Well Lane and Church Street.     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

Music – Cheese and Wine

December 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Scout Hall, Church Street
Weaverham, CW8 3NJ United Kingdom
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Please note that we will be holding the meeting at the Scout Hall on the corner of Well Lane and Church Street and starting slightly later at 7.45 pm.   The meeting on Tuesday, 10 December, will be a social gathering with cheese and wine and we will be entertained by the Lostock Ukes, a splendiferous ukulele band.  We will supply the cheese and accompaniments, and a welcome glass of mulled wine.   Tea and coffee will also be provided.   Please…

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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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July 2020

Poison is a Woman’s Weapon

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

Angela Brabin is the author of 'The Black Widows of Liverpool' and her talk is a mixture of law and history, looking in particular at the case of the sisters Flannagan and Higgins from Liverpool who were hung for poisoning in 1884.  What's for tea tonight!

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