Tales of the Marches

Weaverham Primary Academy Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire, United Kingdom

Dr Graham Dodd, who is a Trustee of the Nantwich Museum and Vice Chair of the Nantwich Historical Society, will be entertaining us with a series of stories based upon the history and legends of the Welsh Marches.

Change to our July talk

Weaverham Primary Academy Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire, United Kingdom

It is with great regret and sadness that we have to announce a change to our July talk due to the death of our speaker, Professor Ian Morison. A colleague of Professor Morison, Steve Warbis of Macclesfield Astronomical Society, has kindly stepped in to give us an alternative talk.

Captain Benjamin

Weaverham Primary Academy Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire, United Kingdom

David Shaw giving us a fun story about Benjamin, who travelled from Rochdale to fight in the Napoleonic Wars before returning to his long suffering wife and a Del-Boy life in Manchester.

Mapping the Past

Weaverham Primary Academy Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire, United Kingdom

Well known local historian Tony Bostock shining a light on how place and field names can be a source for discovering your local history.

Trinity House

Weaverham Primary Academy Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire, United Kingdom

Chris Trelawny explaining how Trinity House began, with storms, shipwrecks, lighthouse keepers (including Grace Darling, of course) leading to the what Trinity House does today.

An Interlude with Joyce Grenfell

Owley Wood Recreation Club Barrymore Road, Weaverham, United Kingdom

The welcome return of the wonderful Jean Finney with a look at the life of Joyce Grenfell, illustrated with her songs and monologues.  A true Christmas entertainment.

Beer, Bars and Boozers

Weaverham Primary Academy Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire, United Kingdom

Fun stories from Ken Pye of Liverpool's most fascinating pubs.

Statesmanship, Tragedy and Love

Weaverham Primary Academy Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire, United Kingdom

A remarkable tale which includes twists and turns and illicit love, of 3 of Parkgate's 19th century overseas adventurers, told by Anthony Annakin-Smith.

The Electro Bleach Company of Middlewich

Weaverham Primary Academy Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire, United Kingdom

David Nellist will be reviewing the history of this major chemical works in Middlewich which was taken over by ICI - but why was this successful company closed and the archives destroyed?

Little Moreton Hall

Weaverham Primary Academy Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire, United Kingdom

Jill Owen will be looking at the history of the Hall, the Moretons who built it and what makes the building special.  What are the challenges of caring for a 500 year old property?