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Nantwich Museum is to stage two local history courses in the autumn.

“The Civil Wars in Cheshire” re-runs last year’s successful course, beginning 7pm Wednesdays from October 16 and ending Wednesday November 13.

The programme covers:
Week 1. The War arrives in Cheshire – 1642.
Week 2. The lead up to the Siege of Nantwich – the campaign of the “Irish Royalist Army – 1643.
Week 3. The Barthomley Massacre – a review – December 1643.
Week 4. The Siege and Battle of Nantwich – January 1643/1644.
Week 5. The Siege of Chester and Brereton’s search for support.

The evening sessions run from 7-9pm.

The cost is £50 which includes course materials and refreshments.

“Aspects of the History of Nantwich” is a new course beginning at 2pm Wednesday November 6 running over six weeks until Wednesday December 11.

The programme covers:
Week 1. Roads and the development of Nantwich.
Week 2. Nantwich Railways.
Week 3. Story of Nantwich Brine and Salt.
Week 4. The Lost Churches & Chapels of Nantwich
Week 5. The Canal at Nantwich.
Week 6. Agriculture and Cheshire Cheese.

The afternoon sessions run from 2-3.30pm. The cost for the course is £25 (Museum members £20) or £5 (Museum members £4) per talk.

Numbers for each course are limited so early booking is recommended.

For further information contact Nantwich Museum on [email protected] , call 01270 627104 visit www.nantwichmuseum.org.uk


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