Backford, Mollington & District
Local History Society

Meetings - 2023

December 6th 2023
Local Censuses and Family History

Chris Jones will talk about local Censuses and Family History

Meeting starts at 19:30hrs at The Five Villages Hall, Station Road, Backford, CH1 6NT

Meetings 2024

February 7th 2024
Photographs and Memories - British Aerospace

Mark Challoner former official photographer at British Aerospace will be showing photographs and his memories.

Meeting starts at 19:30hrs at The Five Villages Hall, Station Road, Backford, CH1 6NT

March 6th 2024
The wreck of the Royal Charter

Chris Holden introduces The Wreck of the Royal Charter

Meeting starts at 19:30hrs at The Five Villages Hall, Station Road, Backford, CH1 6NT

April 3rd 2024
The Gladstones of Hawarden

Celia Drew will talk about The Gladstones of Hawarden

Meeting starts at 19:30hrs at The Five Villages Hall, Station Road, Backford, CH1 6NT

May 1st 2024
History of the Hospice Movement

Dennis Holman will talk about the history of the Hospice movement.

Meeting starts at 19:30hrs at The Five Villages Hall, Station Road, Backford, CH1 6NT

June 5th 2024
Land Reclamation after the Canalisation of the Dee

Jennifer Watson talks about the Land Reclamation after the Canalisation of the Dee

Meeting starts at 19:30hrs at The Five Villages Hall, Station Road, Backford, CH1 6NT

September 4th 2024
History of Ness Gardens

Edward Hilditch talks about the history of Ness Gardens

Meeting starts at 19:30hrs at The Five Villages Hall, Station Road, Backford, CH1 6NT

October 2nd 2024
Smuggling in Heswall and Parkgate

Gavin Chappell talks about the smuggling in Heswall and Parkgate.

Meeting starts at 19:30hrs at The Five Villages Hall, Station Road, Backford, CH1 6NT

November 6th 2024
The Royal Agricultural Show in Hoole 1893

Monty Mercer will talk about the Royal Agricultural Show in Hoole in 1893

Meeting starts at 19:30hrs at The Five Villages Hall, Station Road, Backford, CH1 6NT

December 4th 2024
The history of Ellesmere Port

Judith Beastall will talk about the history of Ellesmere Port.

Meeting starts at 19:30hrs at The Five Villages Hall, Station Road, Backford, CH1 6NT

Visits in 2024

The Lost Gardens of Hoole

A walk led by Linda Webb, Chair of the Hoole History & Heritage Society on Tuesday, 9th April 2024 starting at 10:30am

Linda will talk about 'Glasshouses, Mania and Gardens'. She writes: ‘I have recently enjoyed researching the history of the estates of Hoole Hall and, more particularly, Hoole House, both of which were originally owned by the Hamilton family. The walk explores the landscape of both estates in Hoole. Access to archives and developing technology have been revolutionised since their gardens were the subject of initial research in the 1980s, since when they have been called "The Lost Gardens of Hoole". Research has revealed so much about both, especially about the reputation of the Georgian/Victorian garden of Hoole House and its visitors.’

Cost: £5 per head. Please register online, at a meeting, or by email to Richard Gillespie 

Maximum number: 16 Duration: 2 hours maximum   Walk starts outside the United Reformed Church, Hoole Road, CH2 3NT. It ends at Alexandra Park, at the intersection of Canadian Avenue and Hoole Road.    Parking: Our advice is to find a parking space in local residential roads near to the start or the end of the walk, which are not far from each other. Please wear suitable sturdy footwear. We will be on paved areas most of the time, but on grass and uneven ground occasionally. We will be 'on the flat' mostly. Two other members of Hoole History will accompany us and will be available for questions and conversation as we progress.

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