Halton’s Borough of Culture 2021
All Borough of Culture news and links
To find out more about Celebrate Halton – Halton’s year as Borough of Culture visit the website.
Celebrate the history of Runcorn and Widnes with this project
Celebrate Halton with Heritage Open Days’ free events across the borough of Halton. Individual events at multiple venues details of which will be found on our HHP facebook page and on Heritage Open Days website.
Heritage Open Days are Coming! This year 2021, we will once again be joining heritage groups across the country from September 10 – 19. Halton has a rich heritage to share and many of our local history and heritage groups will be posting a facebook titbit to share with you. A bit of history […]Read More
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 […]Read More
This portrait of Thomas Brooke, painted by Thomas Gainsborough, has been loaned to Norton Priory and is on exhibition in the museum. Gainsborough was the principal English portraitist in the second half of the 18th century and painted several members of the Brooke family. The painting was hung at nearby Hale Hall for many years […]Read More
Daresbury: the Story of a Parish in World War One Daresbury District Heritage Group is excited to publish this book. It tells the stories of the men from the parish who gave their lives in World War One, the men and women who fought for their country and came home safely and of the families they […]Read More
For over 700 years, we had a ferry, then a railway bridge with pedestrian footpath, next a transporter bridge, followed by the Silver Jubilee Road Bridge – but now we have a brand new road bridge! The Mersey Gateway Bridge opened to traffic in the early hours of Saturday 14 October 2017, preceded by a light show […]Read More
Over the past few months, the Society has really been out there promoting the heritage of the area… from the hanging of new blue heritage plaques to unveiling timelines…Read More
Work is well underway on the restoration of an historic church organ at St Lukes Church, Farnworth, Widnes. The work is being undertaken by specialist organ restorers, David Wells. Much of the organ has now been removed from the Church and taken to be expertly restored. The project has been funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, […]Read More
Frank Lawless, Chair of the Halton Heritage Partnership, has been doing a lot of digging around the WW1 Gallantry Awards given in the borough as part of some preliminary research for another project proposal. Here’s a little update on his findings and some initial ideas…Read More
New – Object of the MonthRead More