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September 2018

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

11th September 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weaverham Primary Academy, Northwich Road, Weaverham, 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

9th October 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weaverham Primary Academy, Northwich Road, Weaverham, 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

13th November 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weaverham Primary Academy, Northwich Road, Weaverham, 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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December 2018

The impact of the Civil War on Christmas

11th December 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Lighthouse, Church Lane
Weaverham, United Kingdom

This Christmas we will be at the Lighthouse ( Formerly Church House )  where Bob Thomas will be telling us about all things festive, or not so festive during the Civil War. He has a particular interest in the Civil War and especially what it meant for the common man. Come and find out what Impact the Civil War had on Christmas in the 17th Century and also what food you might have been eating. We will be sampling food…

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January 2019

Cheshire’s Ancient Mariner – The life of Sir George Beeston

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

Sir George Beeston can be regarded as a Tudor hero who fought against the Spanish Armada with Drake, Hawkins and Frobisher.  This month Tony Bostock, a well known local and family historian, will be filling in the details of this man's remarkable life.

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February 2019

The Great War Tommy

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

This month our speaker Owen Powell - who is a senior member of the First World War living history society and the author of 'Snapshots from the Boer War', will be illustrating his talk with uniforms, equipment, weaponry (deactivated) and ephemera from that conflict.

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March 2019

Votes for Women and Mrs Ward

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

In a change from our published progamme, the talk this month will be given by Michael Murphy.  We will hear not about the suffragettes nor even the suffragists for, in fact, Mrs Ward was quite the opposite of Mrs Pankhurst.  We look forward to seeing you at the meeting where we will discover more.

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April 2019

Robert Fitzroy, HMS Beagle’s tragic captain

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

Dr Simon La Frenais will be detailing the tempestuous career and death of this remarkable sailor who, as well as captaining the Beagle on its amazing voyage, also founded the Meteorological Department, now known as the Met Office.

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May 2019

Tales from the workhouse – Lizzie’s story

May 14 @ 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

June 11 @ 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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