In 2023 it is the 1100th anniversary of Thelwall being declared a ‘city’. There is to be an open meeting on Wednesday 30thNovember for local groups and individuals to gather interest and ideas, and set up an organising committee. The meeting will take place at the Royal British Legion, doors opening at 7pm for the meeting to start at 7.30. Representatives and individual members of all village organisations will be very welcome.
Join us at the next meeting of Thelwall History Group to find out more about Warrington’s Transporter Bridge - the only rail transporter bridge in the world! Our guest speaker will be Margaret Ingham who is on the team fighting for the conservation of this significant Grade 11 listed piece of our industrial heritage.
Meet at Grappenhall and Thelwall Royal British Legion, on Wednesday 9 February, doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.
If you enjoyed last month's showing of Thelwall’s Rose Queen Festivals with the added commentary and would like to order/buy a copy there will be a chance to do so at this meeting.
The first Rose Queen Festivals from the 1960s were recorded on cine film by local resident, Mr Emerson. These precious films have been converted to DVD with a commentary added by Jen Warburton and will be shown at the next meeting of Thelwall History Group on Wednesday 12 January at Grappenhall & Thelwall Royal British Legion. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start.
Also on display will be the banners prepared for Thelwall Junior School's 60th anniversary celebrations last November - a timeline from Victorian education in Thelwall and the schools on Gig Lane to the official opening of the Thelwall New Road building in 1961 on to the present day.
A real ‘60s evening!
Wednesday 10th November our Thelwall History Group is back at Grappenhall and Thelwall Royal British Legion. Doors open at 7.00pm - members and visitors welcome. The speaker is Mike Taylor with a suitable topic for this time of year:
‘Thelwall Gunpowder - A Booming Industry’