Welcome to the website of Warrington History Society. Established in 1964, the Society’s aim is to encourage an interest in all aspects of local history with particular reference to Warrington and its surrounding areas.
Our annual programme of lectures (a series of talks by guest speakers) forms the backbone of our activities. Subjects covered are wide and varied and cater for many tastes. Our focus tends to be on Warrington but areas such as Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside are also included.
Warrington History Society Meetings
Warrington History Society meets on the third Monday of each month from September to April (unless a Bank Holiday necessitates a change). We meet at 7.30pm at Friars Green Independent Methodist Chapel in Cairo Street (pictured). Where possible we also try to broadcast our lectures live via ‘Zoom’ to members who cannot attend in person.
Our in-person meetings are open to members and non-members alike. At most meetings, in addition to a lecture, there is an opportunity for attendees to exhibit items of historical interest and/or ask questions.
The Society also organises occasional outings to places of historical interest and publishes articles on Warrington’s past and archaeology. Be sure to visit our News & Articles section where you can view some of these articles and also see updates on our activities.
If you are interested in the history or archaeology of Warrington and its surrounding districts, we hope to see you at one of our meetings soon. Better still, why not support us by becoming a member? For further information feel free to contact us.