On target Photograph by Paul Topham 2017

Nantwich Museum is to stage an interactive evening class aimed at examining local events during the First Civil War in Cheshire.

It has been arranged by Nantwich Museum’s Civil War Centre.

Called “A County Destroyed by the Civil War – the Civil War in Cheshire”, the ten-week course will analyse the background to the conflict and identify key characters.

The strategic significance of Cheshire will be examined and the means by which the allegiances of Chester and Nantwich were established.

An important element will be a chance to examine documents to map the course of the war.

Events leading to the siege and relief of Nantwich will be analysed which were followed by the siege of Chester and defeat of Charles I.

The consequences of war for local people and their property will also be considered.

Dr Keith Lawrence, Chairman of the Nantwich Museum Civil War Centre and a well-known local speaker, will run the course in the Joseph Heler Room on Thursday October 5.

The cost is £100 which includes course materials and refreshments.

Keith Lawrence said: “Just bring an enquiring mind and the story will be built up to provide an understanding of the Civil War in Cheshire.”

Pick up a synopsis and registration form at the Pillory Street museum, email [email protected], call 01270 627104, visit www.nantwichmuseum.org.uk

Meanwhile, the museum will stage half-term workshops for youngsters, inspired by the “Talking Pictures” exhibition running at the museum and Medieval Manuscripts.

It’s an opportunity for youngsters to make their own talking pictures, scrolls and much more.

All workshops are drop in any time between 11am and 3pm on Wednesday and Thursday February 22-23.

Cost is £2 a child who must be accompanied. Large groups should book in advance.

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