The Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire for the history of Lancashire and Cheshire, the history of Liverpool, Manchester, Lancaster, Chester, Preston, and Cumbria. History of the Mersey and Merseyside.

The Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire for the history of Lancashire and Cheshire, the history of Liverpool, Manchester, Lancaster, Chester, Preston, and Cumbria. History of the Mersey and Merseyside.

The Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire for the history of Lancashire and Cheshire, the history of Liverpool, Manchester, Lancaster, Chester, Preston, and Cumbria. History of the Mersey and Merseyside.

Charity Number: 224825 

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Members and non-members of the Society welcome.

Please note, pre-booking is required for the April and October events.

If you require further details or a booking form, please contact our programme secretary at Liz.Stewart@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

PROGRAMME - 2014

30 April

Day School, 10.00am-4.00pm, St Mary's Centre, Chester
'Chronicles, courts, and public spaces: new research on Chester'

A map of the St Mary's Centre can be found here. Please note that there is no parking.

Booking form to follow.

28 June

Talk, 11am, Storey Institute, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster
Geoff Branwood, 'The Work of Sharpe, Paley and Austin, Architects of Lancaster'

Lancaster was home to one of Victorian and Edwardian England's most remarkable architectural practices. Founded by Edmund Sharpe in 1835, it acheived national and, indeed, international celebrity under the guidance of Hubert Austin (1841-1915) whom Pevsner regarded as an architect of true genius. Most of the firm's work was in the north west and is particularly famed for many splendid churches. But it was also responsible for a vast array of other work including country houses, hospitals, schools, shops, offices and even many of the buildings for the Furness Railway.

Geoff Brandwood, author of English Heritage's The Architecture of Sharpe, Paley and Austin (2012), will describe history of the practice and show many of its greatest buidling. Copies of his book will be available to purchase at the very special price of 35 (RRP is 50).

15 October

Talk, 2.00pm, Museum of Liverpool
Karen O'Rourke, 'Untold Stories: Black families in the First World War'

26 October

Study day, in partnership with Liverpool History Society. Liverpool Hope University, 10.00am-4.00pm
'Prosperity and Private Philanthropy: How important was social welfare to the merchant community in Victorian Liverpool?'

Booking form to follow.

19 November

Talk, 2.00pm, Liverpool Central Library
Neil Fleming, 'Tories divided: Lancashire and Cheshire Conservatism and inter-war imperial reform'

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