PROGRAMME FOR 2019 – 2020

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.

 Programmes from earlier years


Coronavirusfollowing government advice to avoid social gatherings, the committee has decided to cancel the meetings due to take place on the 27th March 2020, 24th April 2020 and 22nd May 2020.  The Society AGM will be postponed until the beginning of our 2020/2021 Programme in the Autumn.


Friday 18th October 2019 – The Richard Kelsall Lecture - at 8:00 pm

Sir John Brunner
One of the most important men in Northwich’s history. Dr Diana Leitch will give her talk on the life and times of Sir John in commemoration of the centenary of his death.

Sponsored by WEA - Adult Learning

Friday 29th November 2019 - at 8:00 pm

The Peterloo Massacre
Manchester historian John Carpenter will take us through the events in Europe and at home which led to the Peterloo Massacre in 1819 and this event’s part in the Great Reform Acts of the 19th Century and beyond.

Sponsored by Bratts of Northwich

Friday 17th January 2020 - at 8:00 pm

The curious characters and tales of Liverpool
Liverpool historian Ken Pye will entertain us with true and most unusual stories from Liverpool’s past. All part of Liverpool’s history told in Ken’s unique style.

Sponsored by CRS Consultants, Northwich and Willows Veterinary Group Hartford

Thursday 20th February 2020 - at 8:00 pm

Amazing Finds
Martin Tobbit from Crewe Metal Detecting Society will give us his very interesting talk on his metal detecting experiences.. Martin will bring along a range of artefacts and coins which he has found locally including many from the Saxon period.

Sponsored by Gilroy Wilson Shoes, Northwich

This Meeting was Cancelled

Friday 27th March 2020 - at 8:00 pm

The Daniel Adamson
One of the Daniel Adamson’s captains will tell us the story of this unique steam ship which was launched in 1903, and is now fully restored with its beautiful art-deco interior. The “Danny” is now cruising the waterways of the North West including the Weaver and the Manchester Ship Canal.

Sponsored by Mosshaselhurst Solicitors, Northwich

This Meeting was Cancelled

Friday 24th April 2020 - at 8:00 pm

The Ghosts of Chester – the inside story.
Tom Jones, a tour guide from Chester, will give us an insight into the strange and inexplicable goings-on in and around Chester. Expect the unexpected!

Sponsored by Roberts Bakery, Northwich

This Meeting was Cancelled.  The AGM has been postponed

Friday 22nd May 2020

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

Gardens well worth a visit
We welcome back a very popular speaker, Judy Popley. Her talk will be a very gentle visit looking at some gardens not necessarily familiar to you. These are mainly northern based but with a sprinkling of southern gardens. Some private, some lesser known stately home gardens but all well worth a visit.

Sponsored by Barletts Jewellers and Little Gems, Castle

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