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Runcorn Town Deal – Reconnecting Runcorn

Welcome to the latest information about the Runcorn Town Deal – a plan to support a series of regeneration and development projects – which together will help to enhance the town centre

RLRS require volunteers

Can you help RLRS to Unlock Runcorn? Unlock Runcorn are looking for people to help us make a difference.    During 2024 we are beginning the first exciting phase of our plan to Unlock Runcorn by relinking the Bridgewater and Manchester Ship Canals and want to expand our volunteer team to help us deliver it.   […]

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News update for RLRS

Runcorn and Widnes World  2 February report by Mark Smith  Canal trips, bridge and play areas in Unlock Runcorn plans Boat trips along the canal, community orchard and a new footbridge are some of the highlights of a fresh planning application which marks the first phase of a long-standing ambition to breathe new life into Runcorn’s waterways. Halton […]

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Halton Library Manga exhibition

Make Mine Manga Exploring the marvellous world of manga A touring exhibition about the world of Manga comics and graphic novels is coming to Halton Libraries. Make mine Manga is a free exhibition for anyone curious about Manga as well as the avid fan. 5-16 February at Widnes Library this event is free to all.

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Gaia at Norton Priory 2024

The start of the new year brings an exciting event to Norton Priory Museum, Runcorn. Norton Priory Museum and Gardens is delighted to be hosting Luke Jerram’s Gaia during January 2024. A programme of special events has been planned to complement the artwork, whilst evening viewings are also available. Evening viewing of Gaia also provides […]

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Henry and John Brunner Room

This January we start with a bit of archival news from the Catalyst SDC, Widnes………… from October 2021 What a great event at the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum in October 2021 – naming the Henry & John Brunner Room in the archives With the presentation of two artefacts for permanent display in the […]

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NORTON PRIORY EVENT

RUNCORN COMMUNITY CHOIR CAROL CONCERT DATE: SATURDAY 16TH DECEMBER, 3.30PM Join us in Norton Priory’s atrium for this very special carol concert to celebrate the season through a range of well-known Christmas carols and festive favourites. A free glass of mulled wine or orange juice is included at the event. Book tickets here!

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Fiddler’s Ferry

An iconic landmark in Halton’s skyline is about to change forever! The four northern cooling towers at Fiddler’s Ferry, Widnes, are due to be ‘blown down’ on Sunday, December 3rd -sometime between 8 a.m. and 12 noon. There are lots of good vantage points around, but it’s going to be a very cold day and […]

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NORTON PRIORY ADDITION

UNVEILING OF THE FLEMISH COLLECTOR’S CABINET & GEORGE II SIDE TABLE In early 2021, the museum was contacted by a local auction house: a cabinet from the house that once stood at Norton Priory was coming up for auction.   When the Senior Keeper and the museum’s Chief Executive visited the auction house to view the […]

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Christmas Fair at Norton Priory

DATE: 26TH NOVEMBER, 11AM-4PM A “Discover Sundays” Event Enjoy the festive atmosphere in the medieval undercroft and get started on your Christmas gifts with a variety of food, craft and gift stalls set up throughout the museum building. Tickets are £5 for adults, £4 for children, and free for members! Book tickets here !

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Widnes Historical Society

The next meeting of the Widnes Historical Society will be held on Thursday 9th November at 19:30 The speaker for this meeting will be David Hearn with his talk on:- “Liverpool and the American Civil War”. “The links between Liverpool and America are long and deep and they were in the 1860’s too. Different parts […]

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Halton’s Heritage Walks

Here at Halton Heritage Partnership we have compiled a large number of local walks which you can easily self guide yourself or group on a leisurely and informative stroll around Halton. This is the link to view the many walks we have compiled for you to enjoy: issuu.com/haltonheritagepartnership We hope you enjoy finding new places […]

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Family History Helpdesk

Starting on Fridays 11am-3pm, Widnes Library Family History Helpdesk 1st Tuesday of the month, 1-4pm, Halton Lea Library 1st Friday of the month, 11am-3pm, Widnes Library Free drop in session, free access to Ancestry and help provided by library staff and local enthusiasts. Interested in researching your family history but don’t know where to start?  […]

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Visit Halton

In Halton we have a website signposting places of interest to the visitor and the website is “Visit Halton” www.visithalton.co.uk. On there is a map of places of interest which the website points you with a handy key to what they are. As well as upcoming events within Halton. Please take time to enjoy some […]

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Discovering Sundays at Norton Priory

WITH HALTON HERITAGE PARTNERSHIP Displays from Halton Heritage partners will be seen on the gallery of Norton Priory’s atrium, with a changing theme every month or more. Discovering Sundays is also an opportunity to speak with one of the groups when a heritage event is scheduled into NP’s busy calendar. Here is one which took […]

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Widnes Historical Society

Evening Presentation Meetings are held on second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm Visitors welcome Farnworth C of E Primary School Pit Lane, Widnes, WA8 9HS 12th October, Dr Diana Leitch “Sir John Tomlinson Brunner & Henry Brunner 9th November, David Hearn “Liverpool and the American Civil War” 8th February 2024, Ian Bellard “19th Century […]

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Quince and Apple day

7th and 8th OCTOBER 10a.m. to 5pm It is that time of year again when Norton Priory Museum hold their annual Quince and Apple Days. Celebrate Autumn at Norton Priory Museum & Garden with a fun event for all the family. Celebrate Autumn at Norton Priory Museum & Gardens with a fun event for all […]

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Runcorn & District Historical Society

Meetings are held on the first Friday of the month at 7.30pm Wickstein Drive Christian Centre, 38 Wickstein Drive, Runcorn WQ7 5UX 6th October, Professor Stephen Harding – “Viking Archaeology of Wirral” 3 November, Sandra Hayes – “Noel Chevasse (awarded 2 Victoria Crosses) 1 December, Christmas Social 2 February 2024, Open Evening – all welcome […]

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Official Opening of the Rose Walk

NORTON PRIORY ROSE WALK On one of the hottest and most humid days of the year, the replanted Rose Walk was opened by Sir Richard Christopher Brooke, the 12th Baronet of Norton, on the afternoon of Sunday 10th September 2023. Our Head Gardener, John Budworth, designed and created the Rose Walk in 2020 – 2021, introducing […]

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Heritage Open Days 2023

8th September – 17th September This year’s theme is Creativity Unwrapped: For the two weeks in September there will be free activities and events happening in Halton as part of the Heritage Open Days national celebration. From guided tours to pop-up museums, there are lots of heritage activities for people of all ages and interests […]

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Interesting! A free book to request from HHP.

Frank Lawless has produced an edited version of his publication of “Chimney Stacks and Penny Blacks” v5. Which can be requested free on a pdf file at present if you email direct to haltonheritage@gmail.com. Frank’s book is also available at Halton Libraries to any library member to request or Borrowbox if you are an e-book […]

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Manchester Ship Canal information display

At Norton Priory Daresbury District Heritage Group have a display of information relating to Manchester Ship Canal. Well worth a visit to read and see the work behind another of Halton Heritage Partnership partners. Norton Priory will be the venue for more of Halton Heritage displays and events throughout the coming months. Please support our […]

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Heritage Open Days

This September sees the Heritage Open Days of Halton’s heritage sites, venues, churches and more including museums. All free to visitors to explore. Further details of the programme of events and opening dates and times will be published in the near future ready for you to enjoy over the two week period 9th-18th September.

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A Makocreate Halton event

Code a drone. 12 August at 11am – 1pm A free event at Halton Lea Library. MakoCreate we deliver creative digital art and technology workshops and projects. We also deliver workshops to help teachers, youth workers and trainers to gain a better understanding of the changing world of digital media

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Phoenix Amateur Photography

A new Partner to HHP who have worked extensively to bring heritage to life through images and video. Based at Phoenix Park, Castlefields, Runcorn and meetings take place on Wednesday afternoons. New members welcome to gain and share new skills with likeminded individuals. Take a look at HHP partners to find a gallery of their […]

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Summer Solstice Celebration at Norton Priory

DATE: WED 21ST JUNE, 7.00-9.00PM The Wheel of the Year turns once more and we find ourselves at Summer Solstice. Come and join us as we give gratitude to the Sun for all that they give us on this, the longest day. With meditation and reflective moments with Mima Cornish of HedgeRose Healing, and the […]

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Celebrating the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty Queen Camilla

This is the Official Souvenir Programme: Celebrating the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty Queen Camilla for Saturday 6th May 2023. Definitely a date for the history books and heritage records for generations to come. Let us know how you celebrate the event by our multiple ways to get in touch […]

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Coronation of King Charles III R

Celebrating the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty Queen Camilla History in the making this weekend with coronation celebrations and pagentry for us all to enjoy. Share with us your memories of this weekend and how you celebrate this momentous occasion. Send your pictures and stories to our HHP facebook page […]

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HHP virtual museum website relaunch

Wednesday 29th March sees the relaunch of the HHP website at Norton Priory. Commencing at 4:30p.m. the partners, guests and VIPs will be entertained and treated to a light buffet. There will be a variety of partners exhibiting materials from their organisations and a handling session of a small sample of Norton Priory’s collection.

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Halton u3a History

Here is another new Partner of HHP. The History branch of the Halton u3a is a relatively new group who meet first Tuesday on the month at 1.00 pm – at St Paul’s Church Hall, Widnes, WA8 7QU. halton u3a events . The u3a events link will give you all the details and dates when […]

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Catalyst Science Museum Events

Festive events through December and January at Catalyst Science Museum for all the family

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Christmas Fair 3 December

Unlock Runcorn Festive Market on Saturday 3rd December at The Bridge View, 78 High Street Runcorn WA7 1JH from 2-5.30pm.

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Halton’s Gallant Heroes

Halton Heritage Partnership were awarded Heritage Lottery Funding to mark the centenary of WWI. Those who died during WWI are commemorated on various cenotaphs across the borough of Halton, but this project focused on recognizing those who returned after the war. It aims to help build awareness among the community and in local schools of […]

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