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May 2019

Tales from the workhouse – Lizzie’s story

14th May 2019 @ 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

The Egerton Family of Tatton

11th June 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weaverham Primary Academy, Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

A talk by Dave Thomas who has been, for the last 3 years, a volunteer teamsman, dressed accordingly, at the farm at Tatton Park.  His talk is about the Egertons who owned the estate for some 360 years from 1598, until the death of the last Baron Egerton in 1958 and how each generation developed the Estate. Please note this is a change from our original programme.

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July 2019

The Rylands family: Wire, Women and Song

9th July 2019 @ 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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September 2019

A Northwich Brick Heritage

10th September 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weaverham Primary Academy, Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

David North, who is an artist and resident of  Little Leigh, will be talking about Jabez Thompson and his red terracotta bricks.  These decorative bricks are used nationwide, in particular they were used for the 'Last Supper' reredos at the Church of St Michael and All Angels at Little Leigh.

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October 2019

Building Paddy’s Wigwam

8th October 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weaverham Primary Academy, Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

This month Philip Harrison will be giving us his personal reminiscences and anecdotes from the design and building of the Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral in Liverpool.  Philip was the resident site architect during its construction from 1964-1968.

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November 2019

Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte and Love

12th November 2019 @ 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 evening.

10th December 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Scout Hall, Church Street
Weaverham, CW8 3NJ United Kingdom
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Last Chance!  Admission ( £5 ) must be purchased in advance by today , Friday 6th December,  latest. No tickets at the door. 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 than usual at 7.45 pm. Tea and coffee will be provided.   Please bring along any further liquid refreshments you may wish to imbibe. Please remember  that you need to bring your own…

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Christmas outing

15th December 2019 @ 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

January 14 @ 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

February 11 @ 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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