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February 2018

The Canal Duke

February 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Bernard Dennis, a member of the British Longbow Society, will be talking about Francis Egerton, the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater who commissioned the building of the Bridgewater Canal, often said to be the first true canal in Britain.  This canal was built by James Brindley from the estates of Francis Egerton at Worsley to carry coal to Manchester.  A pioneer of naval construction, Francis Egerton is famed as the "father of British inland navigation".

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March 2018

Rediscovering Roman Northwich

March 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Dr Mike Nevell is the Head of Archaeology at the University of Salford and co-editor of the Industrial Archaeological Review.   He will be looking at the Roman past of Northwich that lies beneath our feet.

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April 2018

The Home Front in Wirral and Cheshire during the First World War

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

Mike Royden is a local historian and author who has been researching and writing about the local history of Liverpool, Merseyside, S W Lancashire and Cheshire for over 30 years.   He will be bringing signed copies of his latest book, Village at War, for you to purchase.

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May 2018

Don’t Forget your Ration Books!

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

This month we have Michael Murphy, a former history teacher, giving a fascinating talk on ration books.

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June 2018

Was Cheshire historically a Northern, a Midland or a Welsh-border County?

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

Our talk this month is given by Professor Graeme White, Emeritus Professor of Local History at Chester University, Editor of the Journal of Cheshire History and President of the Chester Society for Landscape History. Professor White has written many books on medieval history including one on Cheshire's own Magna Carta.

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Canal Boat Trip

June 23 @ 8:00 am - June 24 @ 5:00 pm

A trip on the Llangollen Canal  from Trevor Basin over the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Two alternative dates Saturday 23rd or Sunday 24th June. Click on this link for a map: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/places-to-visit-pdf/Pontcysyllte_Aqueduct_Canal_World_Heritage_Site.pdf Please book at a History Society Meeting.

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July 2018

The Duke of Reichstadt

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

Our speaker this month is John Michael Corfe who will be talking about Napoleon II. Francois Joseph Charles Bonaparte, the son of Napoleon Bonaparte was raised in Austria and taught initially to speak of his father as "the enemy".  He died at the age of 21, it is thought of tuberculosis.

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September 2018

Talk: Physick, pothecary or chirurgeon? – uncovering Cheshire’s medical men and their work.

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

Speaker: Claire Moores. Independent history researcher

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October 2018

The life and engineering of Thomas Telford

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

Michael Anthony Blackburn will be focusing on Telford's growth and pushing the boundaries of new technology and new materials at many locations across the UK.  The talk will be illustrated by his own photographs of Telford's structures and locations.

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November 2018

The restoration project of the steamship Daniel Adamson

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Presented by Stuart Wood and Bob Connell and with other volunteers from the Daniel Adamson Preservation Society, we will be given insights into the preservation of this wonderful steamship now based at Liverpool.

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