Denise Bates will speak on Pit Lasses, the Female Miners of 1842 on Tuesday 4 May at 7.00 pm. Denise is a well known local author who has written on breach of promise cases and using newspapers for historical research as well as women in mining.
This will be followed by Norman Redhead on Roman Castleshaw on Wednesday 26 May at 7.00 pm. Norman’s wealth of knowledge comes from his many years advising the boroughs of Greater Manchester on planning matters and managing the Historic Environment Record. The fort at Castleshaw protected the trans Pennine route between York and Chester.
Bill Cooke will talk about the history of Warrington on Saturday 3 July at 2.00 pm. Bill is a lecturer at Priestley College in Warrington and has written a history of the town with the surprising sub-title “the Athens of the North”.
Please contact the secretary for invitations to the talks.
PROGRAMME FOR 2021
MEDIEVAL CASTLES CONFERENCE AT CHESTER: PLANS POSTPONED
Plans for the conference on Medieval Castles scheduled for May 8th., 2021, have been indefinitely postponed due to the continuing lockdown situation. The position will be reconsidered when it becomes possible to make more firm arrangements for large assemblies to take place.
We are sorry that members will be disappointed by this decision. Our programme of “Zoom” lectures will, however, continue. Members will be informed by e-mail of forthcoming talks, and details will be posted on our website and on Facebook.