History And Heritage Events – October 2017

Monday 9th October

The Queens Park Local History Group will be meeting at 7.15pm at Greenalls Sports and Social Club on Alder Hey Road, WA10 4DN. Gary Conley will be talking about ‘The Dream’

The Rainhill Railway & Heritage Society meet at the Village Hall in Dane Court, L35 4LU, 7 for 7.30. Bernie Carr talking about the ‘Mersey Bridge’.

Tuesday 10th October

Rainhill Remembered meeting. Millennium Rooms View Road from 2-4 pm. Do drop in , you will be assured of a warm welcome! Always 2nd Tuesday in the month except August

Monday 16th October

Rainford Heritage Society. Indoor Meeting, Ron Martin – ‘Liverpool Trams’
7.30pm at Junction Pub

The St Helens Historical Society meet at the Friends Meeting House, Church Street, WA10 1AJ, close to the Bus Station. With a 7.30 start. Pat Murphy’s subject is ‘The Easter Rising and the death of Home Rule, Ireland 1916-1918’.

Thursday 19th October

St. Helens Townships Family History Society present “Real Gold in Ireland”, with Bess O’Leary (Joanne Halliwell). Monthly meetings are held at St. Helens Town Hall, 6.45 for a 7pm start. Non-members are very welcome to attend.

Saturday 21st October

The St Helens Historical Society visit to St Helens Transport Museum at 9.30 am.

Tuesday, October 24th.

“Norton Priory Museum and Gardens”, Frank Hargrave, Director, will give a presentation on the recent development project at the Priory. St Ann’s Centre, View Road, 7.30pm. FREE

Wednesday 25th October

Newton-Le-Willows local history group. Last Wednesday of the month. 5pm. To 7pm. (except December). Newton Library

Local historian Ted Forsyth talks us through the fascinating history of Lancashire Graveyards. Haydock Library 11am to Midday.

Thursday 26th October

Locomotive Club of Great Britain – North West Branch.
“Memories of Steam in Turkey” by Norman Mathews
The Pied Bull Hotel, 54, High Street, Newton-le-Willows. WA12 9SH. 7.30pm

Tuesday 31st October

“Rainhill and District in the Sixteenth Century”. A one day history workshop by Alan Crosby at the Victoria Hotel. Contact Judy Lowe, 426 2583 to reserve a place. Limited numbers. 10Am to 4pm.


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