The Warrington Transporter Bridges

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

This month our speaker is Margaret Ingham, Chair of the Friends of Warrington Transporter Bridge.  The Friends act as the independent voice of the bridge, which is the only rail transporter bridge in the world.  Also known as Bank Quay Transporter Bridge or Crossfield's Transporter Bridge crossing the River Mersey,…

Queen Victoria – Who do you think she was?

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

In November we are taking a look at Queen Victoria who was a carrier for the hereditary bleeding disease haemophilia.  Eight of her 9 children married into the royal families of Europe, proving disastrous for some of those families and having a significant effect on the history of Europe.  Hear…

Magic – past and present

Owley Wood Recreation Club Barrymore Road, Weaverham, United Kingdom

In December we have magician Peter Turner giving us a history of magic and entertaining us with magic tricks.  We are meeting at the Owley Wood Recreation Club, CW8 3LS and with a meal for £12, the event has to be booked.  Please see Next Meeting for details.  

The Fallen Women in Victorian Life and Literature

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

It might be cold outside but this January you will receive a warm reception from the members of the Society.  This month  Elizabeth Williams, a former Trustee of the Elizabeth Gaskell House in Manchester will be looking at how fallen women were viewed in the Victorian period.

Browns of Chester

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

If any of you have shopped in Chester you will remember that iconic department store, Browns of Chester.  This February, Sue Taylor, a family historian, will be giving us the story of the family who owned the store and what they did for the city of Chester.  

1066 – England’s real Game of Thrones

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

Chris Green, a toastmaster and entertainer who is known as 'The History Chap', will be explaining the tortuous background to the Battle of Hastings, that monumental turning point in the history of our country.

Primitive Methodism in Cheshire and Staffordshire

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

Elizabeth Morris, a performance storyteller, will be returning to Weaverham to give us the story of Primitive Methodism in this area, told through the words of Sarah Smith, a primitive Methodist at Englesea Brook.  An evening's entertainment that is not to be missed.

The Trial of Dr Tomanzie

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

Angela Brabin is returning to look at the trial for murder of Dr Tomanzie, a doctor in Liverpool accused of murder after he performed an abortion on a girl who later died.   Angela will be looking at the judgemental attitudes Victorians had to unmarried mothers and to illegitimate children.

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.