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



Halton Heritage Partnership Pop Up Museum 2019

Halton’s Pop Up Museum is at Unit 100 (Off car park 1) Shopping City, Runcorn from Friday 13th September until Saturday 19th October 2019. 10am until 4pm Fridays and Saturdays only. Displays of Gallant Heroes of WWI and news from Runcorn Locks Restoration Society are among the displays from the multiple Heritage Partners. For more […]

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Our Next Event

18/09/2019

Heritage Open Days

The museum and gardens at Norton Priory will be open, free of charge, on Wednesday 18 September from 10am until 4.30pm


Upcoming Events

Sep 2019

Heritage Open Days - 18/09/2019 at 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Daresbury District Heritage Group - 18/09/2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heritage Open Days - 18/09/2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Preston Brook and District History Group - 19/09/2019 at 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Heritage Open Days - 22/09/2019 at 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Heritage Open Days - 22/09/2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norton Priory Museum and Gardens - 29/09/2019 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Oct 2019

Runcorn Family History Society - 02/10/2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Runcorn and District Historical Society - 04/10/2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Widnes Historical Society - 11/10/2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Halton Heritage Partnership Pop Up Museum 2019

Halton’s Pop Up Museum is at Unit 100 (Off car park 1) Shopping City, Runcorn from Friday 13th September until Saturday 19th October 2019. 10am until 4pm Fridays and Saturdays only. Displays of Gallant Heroes of WWI and news from Runcorn Locks Restoration Society are among the displays from the multiple Heritage Partners. For more […]

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Heritage Open Days 2019

Heritage Open Days are Coming!   This year, we will once again be joining heritage groups across the country from September 13 – 22.  Halton has a rich heritage to share and many of our local history and heritage groups will be opening their doors in a series of activities. If your organisation would like […]

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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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Heritage Open Days 2018

Halton’s Most Extraordinary Woman! Over the course of the first two weekends in September Halton Heritage Partnership held its Heritage Open Days events; many of Halton’s historic attractions opened their doors for free between 6th and 16th September to showcase the Borough’s heritage. This year offered an additional opportunity to learn about some of the […]

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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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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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