PROGRAMME FOR 2018 – 2019

Talks take place at:
The Grange Theatre at the Grange School, Bradburns Lane, Hartford, Northwich CW8 1LU  show Map

There is car parking for up to 130 cars down the road opposite the School on the left hand side of Oak Grange, the new McCarthy & Stone flats. There is a drop off point at the front of the School.

As a member of Northwich and District Heritage Society you enjoy free admission to the Society’s programme of talks listed below. Non-members are welcome on payment of £1.50 admission fee at the door

Getting There
Train: Greenbank station is a 15 minute walk from the Grange School and is serviced by the Chester-Manchester line. Hartford station, a 20 minute walk, is on the line linking Crewe to Liverpool and Preston. National Rail enquiries telephone 0845 484950.
Bus: Buses stop at the Methodist Chapel in Beach Road (5 minute walk) and at the St John the Baptist Church in Chester Road (8 minute walk), at either end of Bradburns Lane.
Cheshire Traveline provides timetable information for any bus, rail or coach service serving Cheshire and Warrington:
0871 200 22 33 (Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras).
or use the Traveline site to plan your journey online.



2019/2020 Programme

Our 2019/2020 Programme is being prepared - it will be published here as soon as it is confirmed.

Our programme leaflets will be mailed to members in September.  They will be available to collect from our usual outlets at about the same time.

Friday 12th October 2018 – The Richard Kelsall Lecture - at 8:00 pm

Middlewich Heraldic Screens
Tony Bostock will describe and explain the significance of the unique 17th Century screens in St Michael’s church. Tony will reveal some interesting findings and the plans for the future.

Sponsored by Willows Veterinary Group, Northwich

Thursday 15th November 2018 - at 8:00 pm

The Sealed Knot Society
David Wilson from the 1st Earl of Manchester Regiment will arrive in full Civil War uniform with weapons to talk about the Society, the Civil War in Cheshire and the Battle of Nantwich.

Sponsored by Bratts of Northwich

Friday 11th January 2019 - at 8:00 pm

Marbury Hall – POW camp 1944-1948
Clive Brookes will talk about Marbury becoming a German POW camp. The talk will highlight the reason there were Polish guards, whose arrival was the genesis of the local Polish community. Clive will talk about the escapes, re-education of prisoners, reconciliation and integration.

Sponsored by CRS Consultants, Northwich

Thursday 21st February 2019 - at 8:00 pm

Middlewich Heritage Trust
Kerry Kirwin, the full time Heritage Officer for Middlewich, will talk about her work for heritage in Middlewich and some of the projects she and her team are working on. Her unique position, hopefully, will inspire our own area.

Sponsored by Gilroy Wilson Shoes, Northwich

Friday 29th March 2019 - at 8:00 pm

Cheshire Landscapes
Claire Moores will look at our landscape and mankind’s imprint. Claire will show how it has been shaped by our need to exploit it. She will look at evidence of industry, worship, ancient fieldscapes and forests. Claire will use examples from local areas.

Please note: this is a change to our original programme - Olivia Smedley's talk is in April

Sponsored by Mosshaselhurst Solicitors, Northwich

Friday 26th April 2019 - at 8:00 pm

Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy – Cheshire’s forgotten Suffragette.
Olivia Smedley will talk about the work and controversial life of the extraordinary Mrs Elizabeth Elmy, women’s rights campaigner. Written out of the official suffrage histories, we find out the true story of how women got the vote and why today’s society has much to thank this little known Victorian radical for

Please note: this is a change to our original program - Claire Moores' talk is in March

Sponsored by Roberts Bakery, Northwich

Friday 24th May 2019 - at 8:00 pm

From Armistice to Remembrance - 1918 - 1920
Prof. Graeme White will talk about the end of the Great War and how the Armistice Ceremony originated and developed. This became more about remembrance than a celebration of victory.

Sponsored by Barletts Jewellers and Little Gems, Castle

Thursday 27th June 2019

The Society’s AGM at 7.30pm followed at 8pm by

The History of Adlington Hall and Gardens
Anne Woods, who has been a guide at Adlington Hall for 15 years, will relate the story of the home of the Legh family since 1315. Her talk will cover the history of the Hall and some of the more prominent and colourful members of the family.

Sponsored by WEA - Adult Learning