The Princes in the Tower – Lecture April 6th – Nantwich

For more details, Contact: e-mail: [email protected]

December, January and February meetings

For the next three months meetings of the Society will be held online via Zoom. The dates are given below. Please contact Richard Vickery at [email protected] if you wish to attend (existing members will be contacted as usual with details before each meeting).

Tuesday December 5th at 8pm Anthony Annakin-Smith, Statesmanship, Tragedy and Love

Tuesday January 2nd at 8pm David Hearn, The Cheshire Yeomanry

Tuesday February 6th at 8pm David Hearn, The Cunard Line

Nantwich Museum Winter Talks and Events

Nantwich Museum also offers walking tours of the town, coffee mornings on the final Friday of the month. More information below and at https://nantwichmuseum.org.uk/

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

Latest update: November 2023

Following planning approval in March, Kier Construction have been appointed to build the new history centres in Chester and Crewe. The project team have been working closely with Kier to complete building designs and we expect to begin construction on both sites on site in Spring 2024. 

At the same time, in order to prepare the six miles of archives for their move to new homes, as well as enabling the team to focus on delivering the project’s extensive outreach programme, access to archives at the Record Office will be put on hold in Spring 2024. Research access will begin again once the new centres open in Spring/Summer 2025.

More details will be provided early in 2024. While you cannot access collections in person at the Record Office, the Archives team will continue to

– Answer enquiries about collections

– Offer short search and research services where possible

– Supply copies of documents where possible


Online access will remain unaffected.

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British Association for Local History (BALH)

Sandbach History Society is a member of BALH and this means that members can obtain a discount on webinars as well as access the free 10-minute talks provided by various Local History Societies around the country. To obtain the discount code contact Aileen Thompson (Tel 01270 760810 ) or email [email protected] More information is given on the BALH website https://www.balh.org.uk/events

Examples of the BALH 10 Minute Talks are shown below. To access them click on https://www.balh.org.uk/ten-minute-talks

Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum

Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum reopened in April. Last year was the 250th anniversary of the birth of one of the founders of Primitive Methodism, Hugh Bourne. If you have not visited the museum it is just ‘down the road’ with plenty of parking and a tea room! More information can be found at www.engleseabrook.org.uk

Opening times

April-July and September-October Thurs-Sats 11am -3pm, Sundays 2-4pm

August only Tues- Sat 11am – 3pm, Sundays 2-4pm

Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum