The programme for 2022-23 started with our first meeting on Tuesday September 6th at 8pm at Sandbach Library with a talk by Dave Thomas from Tatton Farm entitled “Down on the Farm”.

The October meeting took place on October 4th in Sandbach Library when Tony Bostock gave a talk entitled ‘Cheshire Knights and their Ladies.

John Mainwaring esq. and Margaret (St Lawrence, Over Peover) photograph by Tony Bostock
Sir John and Katherine Savage (St Michael, Macclesfield) photograph by Tony Bostock

Visit to Congleton Museum – Nov 1st

Aileen Thompson reports that the twenty-four people who were able to attend the visit to Congleton Museum on Nov 1st had an enjoyable and instructive visit.  Linda and Graham Hulse and John Pemberton looked after everyone splendidly with two talks , one about the coins and the other about the museum followed by refreshments.   Our thanks to the museum. For those who were not able to go there is a short virtual tour on the museum website

Thomas Brassey talk by Peter Bolt (via zoom) – Dec 6th

Peter Bolt of the Thomas Brassey Society gave a talk about ‘Thomas Brassey, Railway Engineer’

Plaque at Chester Railway Station

The History of the Manchester Ship Canal by members of the Daniel Adamson preservation society (via zoom) – Jan 3rd

Les Green and Bob Cannell of the Daniel Adamson Preservation Society gave a talk via Zoom on the history of the Manchester Ship Canal.

The Danny at her berth at Sutton Weaver with the steam train Duchess of Sutherland in the background

The History of Crewe Hall on Tuesday February 7th

Graham Dodd of Nantwich Museum gave a talk via Zoom about the history of Crewe Hall

Crewe Hall, east wing (Wikimedia commons)
Crewe Hall, about 1818 (Public domain)
Ranulph Crewe (Wikimedia commons)

The History of St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel on Tuesday March 7th

Peter Cotton gave a talk about the Church followed by a guided tour.

St Lukes’s Church

Paul Hurley gave a talk on Cheshire Murders and Misdemeanours on Tuesday April 4th

Linda Clarke gave a talk on the History of Postcards on Tuesday May 2nd 2023

On June 8th there was a visit to Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum


This year’s monthly meetings were on the first Tuesday of the month and included face to face talks, visits and online Zoom talks.

Face to face meetings returned to Sandbach Library