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.
SPEAKERS FOR 2019
3rd July AGM - RESEARCH NIGHT, LOOKING AT WEBSITES/
7th Aug Lesley Black talk on Charity's founder Herbert Lee Jackson Jones
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
This year the FHSC will be celebrating 50 years of Family History.
To Celebrate why not join to take part in the celebrations and what we have to offer. Over the 25 years I have been a member I have met wonderful friends, shared interests, visited many of the other groups, all very friendly and make you most welcome.
Becoming a member opens doors to exciting offers, free help, we show you how to help yourselves, you must do the hard work, its addictive once you get started you don’t want to stop! Who knows you could be related to Royalty or maybe not, but I can promise you, your journey takes you on a long path of twists and turns, intriguing, sometimes frustrating but never dull!
Here are some photos taken over the years the Runcorn Group have enjoyed doing, meeting others at fairs, AGMs, and other members at other groups.
Let’s make this Golden Anniversary one to remember.
Alan Bennett ex Chairman Celebrating 40th Anniversary
Brenda Smith Ex Chairman attending our open day at the Egerton Street library
Runcorn Committee members 2008
FHSC attending St George's Hall Family History Fair Doreen Holterman ex Treasurer for FHSC
St George's Open Day 2006 Halton Lea Library Doris Rimmer and Maurice Littlemore
The Heath Church Open Day 2008
Members attending the John Chesyre Library Halton
Egerton Street Library Open Day 2009 Ruth Whitfield-Green Pat Eastup
Open Day Halton Lea Library Lily Kinsella and Eddie Owen
Our visit to Kew
Arriving at Astbury for the annual AGM hosted by the Congleton Group
A visit to our local Town Hall Linda Wilding and Frank Hall
Visit to the Royal British Legion Museum Halton Village Linda Wildin Pat Eastup Gwen Craft
Open Day at Preston Brook 2009
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