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The Lancashire and Cheshire                
Antiquarian Society

Founded 1883

Charity Registration No 1105708

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Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire talk; Wednesday 24 April 2019 at Liverpool Central Library

Old Crocks and Dodgy Car Salesmen: Interpreting Cheshire’s Vehicle

Registrations, 1904-07

A Talk by Dr Craig Horner, Manchester Metropolitan University

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Visit to Bolton Museum, Thursday 9 May 2019, 1.00 PM

An opportunity for a guided tour of the new Egyptology Galleries and the Local History Gallery at Bolton Museum. Ian Trumble, the Collections Access Officer for Egyptology and Archaeology will lead us through the Egyptology Galleries and there will be opportunities for handling objects from the collections.

The Egyptology collection is“arguably one of the most important in a British local authority collection” and includes about 12,000 items from 65 sites in Egypt.

The local history collection contains much of interest to Antiquarian Society members including the only surviving cotton mule made by Crompton and material relating to the Mass Observation survey.

If you would like to attend please book a place using this form or email Alice Lock at malicelock@hotmail.com there will be a charge of £3.00 per head, payable on the day

Edge of Empire: Recording the Romans; Day School, Wigan, Saturday 5 October, 2019

The Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society will be holding a day school at Wigan and Leigh College, Parson’s Walk, Wigan on Saturday, October 5th 2019 on recent work on the history of the Romans on North West England. The programme will include talks on Roman Wigan, Roman rural settlement in the North West and recent work at Castleshaw and Manchester.

Full details and a booking form will be available in the spring and will be advertised on the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society and the Lancashire Local History Federation websites.

If you would like a copy of the programme to be sent to you by e-mail when it becomes available, please contact dianastoneclough@gmail.com.


Past events include:

Keeping up with the past; 12 May 2018

Catholic history day; Saturday 12 November 2016

Visit to Wardley Hall; Thursday 3 November 2016

Manchester in the Age of Mrs Gaskell; Saturday 28 November 2015

Visit to Clayton Hall;  Saturday 9 May 2015


Roman altar found in Manchester (N. Redhead)