Warrington Archaeological and Historical Society

Archaeology Group in Warrington, WA1 1EH

  1. Event: Cheshire History Day at Winsford 3 months 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.
  2. News: Cheshire History Day 25th October - One Ticket available 3 months ago

    One ticket costing £10 is available for this event to be held in Winsford on Saturday 25th October from 9.45am to 4pm (Doors open at 9.15). The theme is 'Legacies of Conflict in Chester'.

    Details of the event can be found at this website: www.cheshirehistory.org.uk

    Please contact Anna Alexander on joentie@btinternet.com if you are interested in attending.

     

     

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  5. Event: Dunham Massey Visit 3 months ago
    on Saturday 18th Oct, 2014, 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Meet at Dunham Massey Reception at 11am to make a self-guided tour around the house and WW1 hospital exhibition.
  6. Event: CAIRO St CHAPEL - Talk on Frederick Monks 3 months ago
    on Sunday 21st Sep, 2014, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    Service of Historical interest and a talk on the life and work of Frederick Monks by Janice Hayes of Warrington Museum. To be held at Cairo Street Chapel.
  7. Event: Annual General Meeting & Members' WW1 Memories 5 months ago
    on Monday 20th Apr, 2015, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
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  9. Event: Three Ships on the Mersey - A talk by Gordon Speakman 5 months ago
    on Monday 16th Mar, 2015, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  10. Event: The Carter Family - A Talk by Kit Heald 5 months ago
    on Monday 16th Feb, 2015, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  11. Event: Warrington & the Slave Trade - A talk by John Bygate 5 months ago
    on Monday 19th Jan, 2015, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
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  13. Event: Arsenic in the Nineteenth Century - a talk by Margaret Fellows 5 months ago
    on Monday 17th Nov, 2014, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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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Upcoming Events

19th Jan - Warrington & the Slave Trade - A talk by John Bygate

Time & Date(s): Mon 19th Jan, 2015 07:30pm - 09:00pm

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16th Mar - Three Ships on the Mersey - A talk by Gordon Speakman

Time & Date(s): Mon 16th Mar, 2015 07:30pm - 09:00pm

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16th Feb - The Carter Family - A Talk by Kit Heald

Time & Date(s): Mon 16th Feb, 2015 07:30pm - 09:00pm

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20th Apr - Annual General Meeting & Members' WW1 Memories

Time & Date(s): Mon 20th Apr, 2015 07:30pm - 09:00pm

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16th Sep - Cheshire History Day 25th October - One Ticket available by Anna Alexander

One ticket costing £10 is available for this event to be held in Winsford on Saturday 25th October from 9.45am to 4pm (Doors open at 9.15). The theme is 'Legacies of Conflict in Chester'.

Details of the event can be found at this website: www.cheshirehistory.org.uk

Please contact Anna Alexander on joentie@btinternet.com if you are interested in attending.

 

 

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Photo Quiz

published Thu 6th Oct, 2011 by kit heald

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 kit heald

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