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Find out why certain parts of the borough played an important part in its heritage._Search or browse our collection of key places from across Halton.

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Meet our partners_Find out how we are celebrating heritage across the borough.

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Catalyst is an interactive science centre and museum which aims to entertain, inform and educate. Our key aim is to make science exciting and accessible to everyone and to inform people of all ages about science based industries and their role in our lives – past, present and future.

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We research houses and people, railways and canals, churches and farms, land use and occupations………. and are interested in every aspect of our parish’s history – Daresbury, Moore, Preston Brook, Hatton and Sandymoor.

We have 1000 years of history to celebrate!

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Most excavated monastic site in Europe with 47 acres including medieval ruins, a walled garden and woodlands.

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Preston Brook and District History Group aims to
– promote the advancement of the education of the public in all aspects of Preston Brook and surrounding district
– to organise meetings, exhibitions  and lectures
– to create an archive of the history of Preston Brook & District using old documents, maps, photographs and other appropriate records, and to make it a living document for the future generations to add to and improve

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Explore the lives and times of Haltons workers_Our current project reveals experiences of work in Halton from the 1830s to the present day.

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Re-imagine your local heritage_ Films by Halton’s Youth Theatre weave together fact and fiction, with great stories and intriguing characters.

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Try one search on its own, or combine two together at most to get the best results.

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What are the hot topics of a heritage conversation in Halton?

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The streets, buildings, landmarks and open spaces of our borough have so many amazing stories to tell.

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Browse the collections or search by occupation and date.

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Artist Jeni McConnell has created two new walks to share her discoveries whilst she was out and about exploring in the borough.

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You can browse through the oral histories below and listen to short clips and the full recordings, or search them by occupation or date.

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Explore their creative adventures here – you can watch films, read scripts and follow their characters’

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Images of man’s best friend in our collection

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Explore Halton’s lost icon

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All work and no play?_Discover the experiences of Halton workers, from the 1830s to the present day.

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Where it all started!_
Our first project revealed the local, social and civic history of Halton.

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See how we’re planning ahead._Opportunities for new ventures and new partnerships.

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This day-long celebration of all things heritage and creative, was a fun-packed day of activities, performances, talks and loads more!

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Halton Heritage Partnership in collaboration with The Suitcase Ensemble and Halton Young People’s Theatre

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Over 10 months, HYPT and The Suitcase Ensemble presented five performances, and created four short films, to share the characters and stories they had created.

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Works, workers and rewards

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Parties, events and royal visits

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Project News_
Latest Press Releases and project news from HHP.

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A new Partner to HHP who have worked extensively to bring heritage to life through images and video. We meet Wednesdays at 1:00pm in CHI Community cafe.

Based at Phoenix Park, Castlefields, Runcorn

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The 8D Association is dedicated to promoting the history of the railways of South Lancashire, Merseyside and North Cheshire, particularly within a 10 mile radius of the former Widnes Locomotive Depot which had the code of 8D. It covers both the trains that operated and the infrastructure.

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Widnes Historical Society was formed in 1951 with an overall aim to encourage and improve the knowledge of historical topics both nationally and regionally and Halton’s local history with particular reference to Widnes and surrounding areas.

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u3a is a UK-wide organisation that provides the opportunity for those no longer in full time work to come together to ‘live, learn and laugh’.

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Halton Borough Council Management of the Civic Collection held by the Council.

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We are a team of volunteers who are tasked with protecting the heritage of St Marie’s following the redevelopment of the building in 2014.

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The ‘Daniel Adamson’ is the North West’s Art Deco steamship, rescued by the passion and skill of a volunteer force who run the project and operate the vessel today. Our mission is to ensure the conservation and operation of this unique piece of shipping heritage for the learning, enjoyment and wellbeing of all.

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We offer support for local people exploring their family’s history.

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Runcorn & District Historical Society was founded in 2000, after meetings between three Runcorn history stalwarts, Messrs Bill Leathwood, Bert Starkey and Alex Cowan.

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Club History, verbal and written, has always played a key part in the dynamic and direction of Widnes RUFC. Permanent displays are housed in the Salt Room and the Hunt Room, named after two significant figures in the club’s progress.

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The Sankey Canal Restoration Society (SCARS) was formed in 1985 from various local residents who were appalled at the dereliction and neglect of England’s first artificial canal of the industrial revolution.

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The Runcorn Locks Restoration Society (RLRS) was formed in 2004 to champion the restoration of the old flight, thereby giving impetus to the re-emergence of Runcorn’s previous heritage as a national centre for boating, a fact now recognised by a commemorative plaque situated on the wall of the Brindley Theatre.

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Ever fancied exploring your family history? We can help!

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A wide range of local studies reference material, including historical maps, archive of local newspapers, local parish records and many other resources to aid research.

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Victoria Park is situated one mile to the north west of Widnes Town Centre. Residential buildings border the Park
and the site is easily accessible from the local housing estates. Local bus routes serve the park at its boundary on
Birchfield Road and Fairfield Road. Widnes Railway Station is in close proximity to the parks northern boundary
being only 2 minutes walk from the park gates, which is the main commuting line between Liverpool and
Manchester.

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Daresbury District Heritage Group

We research houses and people, railways and canals, churches and farms, land use and occupations………. and are interested in every aspect of our parish’s history – Daresbury, Moore, Preston Brook, Hatton and Sandymoor. 

We have 1000 years of history to celebrate!

We share all our research with the local community through workshops, displays, talks and walks.  Most of our talks and workshops are held at The Lewis Carroll Centre at All Saints’ Church, Daresbury.  Walks and displays are generally within the parish. 


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