We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at:

Churchill Hall
Cooper Street
Runcorn
WA7 1DH

between 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Members £1.50   Visitors £2.50

 

The research library is open for personal research, and lookups on our computer, once the guest speaker has finished their talk. Please see  committee members for assistance.

 

RUNCORN – Before the turn of the 20th Century was a small market town 188 miles from London, 28 miles from Manchester and 15 miles from Chester. It sits on the banks of the River Mersey and up until the completion of the Duke of Bridgewater’s navigation it was an unknown village. As far back as the 1800’s Runcorn became a resort for salt water bathing, and people from miles around would travel to benefit from bathing in the salt water and taking in the views and breathing in the pure air.

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMME FOR 2019

 

 

1st May      Destination Weston Point by James Chalmers & Sue Bence  + Research Night

This will be a very interesting talk given by James and Sue, please do not miss this it will take you on a journey on the River Mersey. explaing its history and finish at Christ Church. You will be able to see our once beautiful church now all boarded up and looking very sad. James and Sue produce many films and we are honoured that they decided to choose Weston Point.

 

 

 

5th June     The Art of Criminal Conversation,  Research Divorce Records by Claire

                   Moores

3rd July       AGM + A Postcard Arrives Home from WWI by Linda Wilding

7th Aug       Ancestors on the Net by Peter Rowley

4th Sep       Castles & Churches by Gordon Roxby

2nd Oct       Tracing my Ancestors by John Beecham

6 Nov         TBA

4 Dec         Christmas Social and Buffett Entertainment to be arranged

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTO COLLECTION PETER COLEMAN 

 

                                        

 

 

          

 

 

 

 

                                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COOPER ST     COPYRIGHT ROY GOUGH 1980s 

 

 

 

 

CHURCH STREET     COPYRIGHT PETER COLEMAN

 

CHURCH STREET 1969     COPYRIGHT PETER COLEMAN  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on Group News for more information about the resources available

 

 

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