It is likely that there are cousins of Emma, Lady Hamilton still in Neston, though they are, of course, many times ‘removed’…read more
The Hostels and H.M.S. Mersey Susan Chambers
The original plan for the site that eventually became the Ringway development was hatched in 1942, and was intended to provide ‘temporary hostels’ for those made homeless by enemy bombing in Merseyside…read more
Neston’s Mill Street Quarry Susan Chambers
Neston’s main quarry covered the area on Park Street at the top of Mill Street, now grass and flower-beds. It was part of the Mostyn estate and had been worked since at least the start of the nineteenth century…read more.
The Society’s next meeting is at the Gladstone Village Hall, Burton at 8pm
Thursday 8th November – A look at the River Weaver through the Ages , a talk by Colin Edmondson
Colin Edmondson is Historian to the River Weaver Navigation Society and is recognised as the leading expert on the history of the River Weaver.
Colin’s fully illustrated talk covers the history of the River Weaver and salt mining from 1670 to the present day.
Guests are welcome free on the first occasion. Click here for information on how to join
Burton & Neston History Society Exhibition
‘The Great War – Neston Remembers’
Neston Library Parkgate Road , Neston, CH64 6QE
Opens on Monday 22nd October and continues until mid-November
Volunteer researchers from the Society have uncovered a wealth of information, photographs and maps bringing to life stories of local people and everyday life in Neston, Parkgate and Burton during the Great War. These include details of the local hospitals for wounded troops and the existence of a small scale munitions factory sited in the garden of Leighton Court. An incident in an atmosphere of raised tension resulted in a near riot on ‘The Green’, all caused by a misunderstanding and resulting in a man having to be rescued by the police.
Neston’s Home Town Heroes by Ian Norris
The exhibition coincides with the completion and publication of several intensive years of research by Society member, Ian Norris, who has researched the war records and family histories of the period for each of the 170 men of Burton and Neston who died in War service or shortly after from injuries sustained in battle. Ian will be interviewed on October 24th at the library by BBC Radio Merseyside.
The research runs to ten printed volumes and will be available in the library for anyone to read from the start of the exhibition. It will be of particular interest to local families who lost relatives in the War and anyone interested in local history. CD copies containing all ten volumes will also be made available from the library at a cost of £5.
Pictured above is the Old Quay House, formerly the House of Correction, at Little Neston.
Read its story in ‘NESTON STONE AGE TO STEAM AGE’, the book published by Burton & Neston History Society telling the story of the Neston area from earliest times.
The book costs £14.95 and is available for sale locally at Temptation, Neston High Street, Gordale Garden Centre and Little Neston newsagents, online on ebay.co. uk or by post from Burton and Neston History Society who may be contacted by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for details of how to order a copy.