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March 2020

Are we alone? The search for life beyond the Earth.

March 10 @ 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

April 14 @ 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

May 12 @ 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 Story of the Home Guard (this is a change from the original programme)

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

This month's talk is by Owen Powell.  2020 is the 75th anniversary of the end of World War 2 and we are looking at the reality of life for those in the Home Guard.  As Owen Powell says "When people usually think of the Home Guard they picture the lovable but bumbling characters from the BBC TV series "Dad's Army".  Was this the real story, how were the people trained and equipped and from where did this idea for wartime…

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July 2020

Poison is a Woman’s Weapon

July 14 @ 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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