We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at:

Churchill Hall
Cooper Street

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.



One of our members Roy Gough, local amateur photographer, has been taking photographs since the age of 11. He has taken thousands of photos not only of his family, but charts the history of his passion for trains, boats, and most importantly our local Town and its people. If we ever want a photo of a place in our Town, Roy’s our man to contact, and he normal has that photo. Over the years he as been a great support to our group.

A small collection of his photos can be seen in the display cabinet at the Brindley Centre, from 10am 30th June, until the end of August. The display will be refreshed with different photographs, several times during the period.

The Brindley Centre is open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm (expect August)






















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