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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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March 2020

Are we alone? The search for life beyond the Earth.

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

Professor Ian Morison has worked at the Jodrell Bank Observatory since 1965 and in 2003 the Minor Planet's committee named asteroid 15,727 in his honour, citing his work with Merlin and in searching for intelligent life beyond our solar system.  What is the answer?

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April 2020

Due to the coronavirus outbreak this meeting has had to be cancelled.

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weaverham Primary Academy, Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

The Archaeology of the Bridgewater Canal.   Dr Michael Nevell is a landscape archaeologist and Head of Archaeology at the University of Salford.  He has particular interests in industrial and buildings archaeology and heritage disaster management.  If you think you know everything about the Bridgewater Canal, think again.

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May 2020

Due to the coronavirus outbreak this meeting has had to be cancelled.

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

The History of the English Longbow.   Bernard Dennis is a member of the English Longbow Society and this month we will be hearing about the development of bows and arrows, whether they were used for hunting, recreation or for war - and what about Robin Hood!

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June 2020

Due to the coronavirus outbreak this meeting has had to be cancelled.

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

The Story of the Home Guard. This month's talk is by Owen Powell.  2020 is the 75th anniversary of the end of World War 2 and we are looking at the reality of life for those in the Home Guard.  As Owen Powell says "When people usually think of the Home Guard they picture the lovable but bumbling characters from the BBC TV series "Dad's Army".  Was this the real story, how were the people trained and equipped and from…

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July 2020

Due to the coronavirus outbreak this meeting has had to be cancelled.

July 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Weaverham Primary Academy, Northwich Road, Weaverham, Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Poison is a Woman's Weapon. Angela Brabin is the author of 'The Black Widows of Liverpool' and her talk is a mixture of law and history, looking in particular at the case of the sisters Flannagan and Higgins from Liverpool who were hung for poisoning in 1884.  What's for tea tonight!

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