Warrington Archaeological and Historical Society

Archaeology Group in Warrington, WA1 1EH

  1. News: New name for the Society 6 months ago

    Warrington Archaeological & Historical Society has changed its name and is now called WARRINGTON HISTORY SOCIETY

  2. Event: AGM & talk: Three Mayors of Warrington 6 months ago
    on Monday 18th Apr, 2016, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Speaker Andy Green
  3. Event: The Victorian Glass Industry & Warrington's part in its development 6 months ago
    on Monday 21st Mar, 2016, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Speaker David Willars
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  5. Event: The Patten, Blackburn & Dumbell families 6 months ago
    on Monday 15th Feb, 2016, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    A talk by Mark Adams
  6. Event: Early years of education in Warrington - Speaker - Joyce Ireland 6 months ago
    on Monday 18th Jan, 2016, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  7. Event: Christmas Quiz and party 6 months ago
    on Monday 14th Dec, 2015, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Join us for our annual quiz and refreshments
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  9. Event: Christmas party & quiz night 6 months ago
    on Monday 14th Dec, 2015, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Join us for the annual quiz and refreshments
  10. Event: Diaries of Edwardian Ladies - Speaker Janice Hayes 6 months ago
    on Monday 16th Nov, 2015, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Talk about the Broadbents of Latchford
  11. Event: Cheshire History Day at Winsford 2 years ago
    on Saturday 25th Oct, 2014, all day.
    One ticket available at £10. Transport may be available if required.
    Doors open 9.15 for a 9.45 start. Finishes 4.00.

    The title for the day is ‘Legacies of Conflict in Cheshire’ and the talks are as follows:
    Rachel Swallow: ‘Cheshire as a Frontier: the Medieval Castles of the Earls of Chester and their Barons’.
    Simon Ward: ‘The Walls of Chester: High and Broad with many towers and bulwarks’.
    Linda Clarke: ‘The Home Front in World War 1′.
    Film Archive: ‘The Home Front in Worlld War 2′.
    Tony Barrett: ‘Cheshire’s Wartime Airfields – Then and Now’.

    Please contact Anna Alexander on joentie@btinternet.com if you are interested.
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  13. Anna Alexander uploaded new photos 2 years ago

Welcome to Warrington Archaeological and Historical Society

WAHS is open to all who are interested in the local history of Warrington and surrounding areas. Meetings are mainly illustrated talks on these areas but also include some further afield in NW England. They are held at 7.30 pm on the 3rd Monday in the month, September - April at Friars Green Independent Methodist Church, Cairo Street, Warrington WA1 1EH (Rarely the December meeting and the March/April ones are subject to alteration depending on the day of Christmas and the date of Easter respectively) Subscriptions £10 per person per year/students £2 per year Visitors £2 per meeting/students 50p The 2013-14 programme will soon be available in the calendar Accessibility: There are 3 steps into the building

The Main Bits!

Our club participates in the following activities:

  • Archaeology
  • Historical Research
The Society meets on the third Monday of every month from September to April, at 7.30pm.
Member ship is £10 a year for ordinary members, £2 for visitors per meeting, £2 for Students, and £0.50 for student visitors.
WAHS is open to all who are interested in the local history of Warrington and surrounding areas.
We meet at Friars Green Independent Methodist Church, Cairo Street, Warrington, WA1 1EH.
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Warrington, WA1 1EH
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Photo Quiz

published Thu 6th Oct, 2011 by Roy Allen

Answers to the "Look Up!" photo quiz

  1. On the ForeshawDaviesRidgeway building, Bold Street
  2. Building on the corner of Bold Street-Egypt Street which houses the Warrington Club and Richard Shaw opticians amongst others
  3. Cairo Street: part of the industrial school between Cairo Street Chapel and the jewellers
  4. Building on the north side of Museum Street
  5. Art School, Museum Street
  6. On the old "Technical School", Palmyra Square South: between the Parr Hall and Pyramid
  7. Robert Garnett plaque on his showroom: the old Woolworths building 19-21 Sankey Street (listed building Grade II)
  8. White Hart, Sankey Street
  9. Warrington Co-operative building (later TJHughes) on corner of Cailo Street-Snakey Street
  10. Above alleyway in Bold Street, just south of St Austin's Lane
  11. St Austin's Chambers, corner St Austin's Lane-Bold Street
  12. Warrington Town Hall
  13. Corner of Henry Street-Winmarleigh Street
  14. Winmarleigh Street

These are just a few of the surprising things you can see if you Look Up! when you walk in Warrington

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published Tue 20th Sep, 2011 by Roy Allen

Warrington Lit & Phil meet at the same venue as WAHS on the 1st Monday, October to December and February to April