2017/18 Programme

whs-2017Warrington History Society is pleased to announce its 2017/18 lecture programme.

Designed to appeal to the widest possible audience, this season’s programme will include talks on public transport, George Formby, the Rylands family, life in 19th Century Warrington, the Chemical industry and more, as detailed below.

Lectures will take place at Friars Green Independent Methodist Chapel in Cairo Street and are free to Society members (membership costs £11 per annum, click here for joining details)

Monday 18th September 2017
The Chemical Industry in Warrington & Widnes
by Diana Leitch

Monday 16th October 2017
Thomas Penketh
by Bill Cooke

Monday 20th November 2017
A Century of Public Transport in Warrington
by Ron Phillips

Monday 18th December 2017
Christmas Party / Quiz Night

Monday 15th January 2018
The Life of  George Formby
by Bill Hallworth

Monday 19th February 2018
The Rylands Family: Wire, Women & Song
by Phillip Jeffs

Monday 19th March 2018
Life in 19th Century Warrington
by Andy Green

Monday 23rd April 2018
William Beamont
by Harry Wells

Visitors are welcome to attend our talks for a small fee (£2 for adults; 50p for students/U18s, payable on the door). All talks start at 7.30pm.

Established in 1964, Warrington History Society’s aim is to encourage an interest in all aspects of local history with particular reference to Warrington and its surrounding areas. For further details visit www.warringtonhistorysociety.uk