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October 2016

Moving Cheshire salt and coal by rail and water

11th October 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

How industrial railways were used to move coal and salt extracted in Cheshire, starting with the 18th century tramway and canal era and  finishing with the national railway network at Winsford some 200 years later.  A talk by Paul Teather with analysis, maps, contemporary photographs and some views of what can be seen today.

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November 2016

The Civil War – its origins and impact both locally and nationwide

8th November 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

A talk by Bob Thomas concentrating on what the Civil War meant for the common man.

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December 2016

Music for Yuletide 1200 – 1900

13th December 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Owley Wood Recreation Club, Barrymore Road
Weaverham, CW8 3LS United Kingdom
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Our Christmas party for 1916 when Tom Hughes of Norton Priory Museum and Gardens will be providing a musical Yuletide extravaganza.  Tickets are £8.00 which must be  purchased at a prior meeting of the History Society.

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January 2017

Samuel Oldknow and Mellor Mill

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

We will initially be meeting Samuel Oldknow (in authentic costume) who will be telling us about Mellor Mill.  This will be followed by a short talk given by Bob Humphrey-Taylor on the work of the Mellor Archaeological Trust.

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February 2017

Losing sight of the glory – 600 years of combat medicine

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

Michael Crumplin, who is the Curator of the Hunterian Museum based in London's Royal College of Surgeons, is returning to give us what is sure to be a fascinating talk on combat medicine from Azincourt to Helmand.

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March 2017

Charles Darwin

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

After our usual short Annual General Meeting, Dr Simon la Frenais will be giving us a talk covering Darwin's early life, the voyage of the Beagle and what happened when he came back.  

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April 2017

Cheshire before the Romans

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

This month Elizabeth Royles from the Grosvenor Museum in Chester will be telling us about pre-Roman Cheshire.

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May 2017

Kill or cure!

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

Pauline Lloyd will be telling us about healthcare in Manchester from Georgian times, Manchester's first infirmary being founded in 1752, to the present day.  Discover the medic with the mummy, the maternity home in a pub, a nursing heroine, the doctor who penned a thesaurus and John Dalton's opinion of medical students!

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June 2017

The history of the chemical industry in Runcorn and Widnes

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

Dr Diana Leitch MBE telling us all about the chemical industry in Runcorn and Widnes with additional references to Northwich.

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July 2017

The Knutsford Hoard

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

Vanessa Oakden, the Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Liaison Office for Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside will be telling us about the Knutsford Hoard.

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