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February 2019

The Great War Tommy

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

This month our speaker Owen Powell - who is a senior member of the First World War living history society and the author of 'Snapshots from the Boer War', will be illustrating his talk with uniforms, equipment, weaponry (deactivated) and ephemera from that conflict.

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March 2019

Building Paddy’s Wigwam

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

Philip Harrison, who was the resident site architect during the building of the Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral in Liverpool from 1964 to 1968, will be giving us his personal anecdotes of events during the design and construction period of the cathedral.

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April 2019

Robert Fitzroy, HMS Beagle’s tragic captain

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

Dr Simon La Frenais will be detailing the tempestuous career and death of this remarkable sailor who, as well as captaining the Beagle on its amazing voyage, also founded the Meteorological Department, now known as the Met Office.

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May 2019

Tales from the workhouse – Lizzie’s story

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

This month we welcome Elizabeth Morris.  Elizabeth is a trained actor with a love of history who brings her characters to life through performance.  We will experience the true story of a Northwich Union Workhouse inhabitant, Lizzie Vernon.

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June 2019

Liverpool cowkeepers, a family history

June 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weaverham Primary Academy, Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Dave Joy, who is the author of 'My Family and Other Scousers' and of 'Liverpool Cowkeepers', will be giving us an illustrated talk on how 'Dales' farmers became city cowkeepers and suburban milkmen.

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July 2019

The Rylands family: Wire, Women and Song

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

The Rylands family were substantial employers during the 19th century in Warrington where they manufactured wire - as a consequence the Rylands name is well known in Warrington to this day.  One of the family was Peter Rylands who lived at Massey Hall and who became a Mayor of Warrington and an MP.  Philip Jeffs, who is the Archives and Heritage Officer at Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, will be giving us a talk on the history of this influential…

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