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



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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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Our Next Event

03/11/2017

Runcorn and District Historical Society

Friday November 3 A talk – ‘The Slave Ships of Neston and Parkgate’ by Anthony Annakin-Smith.Anthony has spent much time studying the early shipping on the river Dee.  As a result he began to uncover Neston and Parkgate’s links to the slave trade. 7.30 p.m. in the Church Hall at St. John’s Church in Weston (situated […]


Upcoming Events

Nov 2017

Runcorn and District Historical Society - 03/11/2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Widnes Historical Society - 10/11/2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Daresbury District Heritage Group - 12/11/2017 at All Day

Dec 2017

Widnes Historical Society - 08/12/2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Jan 2018

Daresbury District Heritage Group - 17/01/2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Feb 2018

Widnes Historical Society - 09/02/2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Daresbury District Heritage Group - 21/02/2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Mar 2018

Widnes Historical Society - 09/03/2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Daresbury District Heritage Group - 21/03/2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Apr 2018

Daresbury District Heritage Group - 18/04/2018 at 7:30 pm
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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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