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June 2020

Due to the coronavirus outbreak the June meeting was cancelled.

9th June 2020 @ 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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November 2020

The Archaeology of the Bridgewater Canal

10th November 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Our first ever Zoom meeting! We have Mike Nevell, Head of Archaeology at Salford University, delving into the depths of the Bridgewater Canal.  A free meeting, all from the pleasures of your own home, glass of wine or beer in hand. Do join us.  Email enrolzoom@history.weaverham.org.uk and the Zoom meeting details will be sent to you.  Look forward to seeing you.

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December 2020

The Influence of Salt on Local Historic Parks and Gardens

8th December 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom meeting

Barbara Moth of the Cheshire Gardens Trust will be telling us about the Trust and the research and recording of historic parks and gardens in the Northwich area.  Many of these designed landscapes have been influenced in the past by the underlying geology and brine extraction, or have been owned, funded or created by salt magnates.  Even today this landscape heritage is still being influenced and changed by the chemical industry in the area.

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February 2021

Sir John Brunner: His Life and Legacy

February 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This month Diana Leitch of the Catalyst Museum in Widnes is giving a Zoom talk on Sir John Brunner: His Life and Legacy.  Details to follow. This talk is free but we would welcome any contributions to help pay for our speakers.  This can be done using on line banking sort code 09-01-29 - a/c 26685458.

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March 2021

The Neston Collieries – the birthplace of the Wirral’s industrial revolution

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom meeting

This month we have Anthony Annakin Smith giving us a Zoom talk on the Neston Collieries.  After our hugely successful previous Zoom meetings, I am sure that this too will be of enormous interest.

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April 2021

Vale Royal – a failed enterprise

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom meeting

It is April and this month we have Tony Bostock, a well known local and family historian, talking, via Zoom, about Vale Royal.  This might be of particular interest as Mrs Pretty who funded the discovery of Sutton Hoo, and was a major character of the recent film The Dig, lived at Vale Royal as a young woman.  I do hope that you can join us.

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May 2021

The Poor Law and the Workhouse in Cheshire

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom meeting

It is May and spring is here - but not necessarily for those who were in the Workhouse.  This month Mike Royden will give us an insight, via Zoom, of life as it was lived for Cheshire people who found themselves in the workhouse.

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June 2021

The Story of the Home Guard

June 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom meeting

Owen Powell, a local historian who works in museums and schools, will be giving us a Zoom talk on the history of the Home Guard.  I look forward to seeing you all at 7.30 pm.

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July 2021

Liverpool and the Battle of the Atlantic

July 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom meeting

This month we have David Hearn who will be describing how the Battle of the Atlantic, which lasted from 1939 to 1945, was vital to the success of the Allied war effort, and the crucial contribution played by Liverpool to this Battle during the whole of the war period.

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September 2021

Watchers of the Skies

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

It is September, and if all goes to plan, this will be our first meeting back at our normal venue, the Weaverham Primary Academy.  We look forward to welcoming you all back and seeing some new faces as well. Our talk this month will be given by Prof Ian Morison from Jodrell Bank who will be looking at how, over the centuries, astronomers have increased our understanding of the Universe.  Professor Morison writes regularly for 'Astronomy Now' and 'Sky at…

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