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All the latest news and events from Halton Heritage Partnership and our members.



Gainsborough at Norton Priory

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 […]

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26/05/2018

Butterflies and Moths - Wildlife Workshop for Kids

Butterflies and Moths – Wildlife Workshop for Kids
26 MAY 2018, Norton Priory Museum & Garden

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

For group bookings, please contact us directly.
Join the Ranger for a brilliant butterflies and moths workshop. Learn about moth traps and how to attract lepidoptera to your garden. £5 per child. Please book in advance by calling 01928 569895.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A MORNING WORKSHOP.


Upcoming Events

May 2018

Butterflies and Moths - Wildlife Workshop for Kids - 26/05/2018 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Monkey Business - 28/05/2018 - 29/05/2018 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Operation Earth - 28/05/2018 - 03/06/2018 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Jun 2018

Runcorn Family History Society - 06/06/2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sep 2018

Preston Brook and District History Group - 20/09/2018 at 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm

Oct 2018

Preston Brook History Group - 18/10/2018 at 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm

Nov 2018

Preston Brook History Group - 22/11/2018 at 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm

Gainsborough at Norton Priory

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 […]

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New! Local History Books for Sale!

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 […]

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Mersey Gateway Bridge

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 […]

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Two 19th Century Photographic Pioneers from Widnes

Did you find out something new through our Heritage Open Days events?  I did! Vero Charles Driffield and Ferdinand Hurter (originally from Switzerland), both worked for Gaskell Deacon & Co in Widnes, towards the end of the 19th century. Driffield excelled in creating beautiful photographs, but Hurter was more interested in exploring the theory of photography. […]

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Heritage Open Days 2017

Once again, a range of events is being planned across the Borough as we take part in the national Heritage Open Days festival. Find all the details of Halton’s events by searching our online calendar or reading our brochure. Every September some 40,000 volunteers across England organise 5,000 events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It’s your […]

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From Dinosaurs to Shopping Centres…

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…

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Revamping St. Lukes’ Historic Church Organ

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, […]

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Looking into the World War 1 Gallantry Awards…

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…

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Object of the month

New – Object of the Month

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