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

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

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Unlock Runcorn – Boat Pull & Festival

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Henry & John Brunner Room

What a great event at the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre in October 2021 – naming the Henry & John Brunner Room in the archives and the presentation of two artefacts for permanent display in the museum – the ceremonial key from the opening of the Transporter Bridge and a silver bell presented to Sit John […]

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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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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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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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