In September we start another year of events and visits, organised by Aileen Thompson. The programme is shown below starting with a talk by Graham Dodd of Nantwich Museum on Tuesday September 5th at 8pm in Sandbach Library. We look forward to see old and new members then.

New members are always welcome. Click here for details. The society may be contacted via our e-mail [email protected]

September 5th The Great Fire of Nantwich

Graham Dodd from Nantwich Museum got our programme of talks underway with a presentation and talk about The Great Fire of Nantwich, 1583. See the report below.

“The Great Fire of Nantwich, 1583” by Herbert St John Jones (Nantwich Museum)

October 3rd Resistance and Collaboration in France 1940-45

Petain shakes hands with Hitler 1940 (Wikimedia)

November 7th “Bygone Sandbach” by Stephen and Pauline Minshull

1998 Yew Tree Farm, Moston (more photographs in the report)

December 5th “Statesmanship, Tragedy and Love” by Dr Anthony Annakin-Smith

The headstone of the grave of Thomas and Charles Roscoe and Zebby in Neston churchyard.
For more photographs relating to this talk please click here.

January 2nd “The Cheshire Yeomanry” by David Hearn

Cheshire Yeomanry on the way to fight in the 2nd Boer War, 1899

February 6th “The History of the Cunard Line” by David Hearn

March 5th “Wartime Byley and Cranage” by Rod Cameron

RAF Cranage,near Middlewich – WW2 Airfield Battle HQ and LAA Emplacement (Wikimedia, Creative Commons)

For more photographs from this talk please click here

April 2nd “The History of Moston in Warmingham” by John Pemberton

May 5th Edith Smith, Britain’s first Warranted Female Police Officer