We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at:
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
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
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