The postcard is dated 7th July 1913. The message was ” Visited this church with Mr R. Howick who played the organ for me”. It is addressed to Miss M Phizackerley, Chester. It was unposted and with an incomplete address so possibly it was her memento of the occasion. Richard George Howick, originally from Chester, was the organist at Neston Church for a few years, until 1918 when he left to take up another position (in London?). He was the son of Walter Howick who had a music shop in Chester and was organist at Backford church. Miss Phizackerley was probably Muriel Phizackerley, daughter of George Thompson Phizackerley, District Superintendent of railways. They lived at Fairfield, Kilmorey Park, Chester
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The Society’s next meeting is on Thursday 11th April 2019 at the Gladstone Village Hall in Burton at 8:00pm
Jesse Hartley – Liverpool dock engineer, a talk by David Hearn.
Jesse Hartley became the first full-time professional dock engineer in the world. He built and rebuilt the entire Liverpool dock system, including Albert Dock, with revolutionary designs that still stand today. This talk surveys this titanic figure of Liverpool’s history. David Hearn is a local history writer, a member of Liverpool History Society and public speaker.
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Latest article on the Burton and Neston History Society Website.
A project to record the legacy of sandstone structures in and around Neston was commenced in 2015, the Sea Wall at Parkgate perhaps being the most significant of the local sandstone structures. The article also makes use of historic postcards collected by Wendy Wright to illustrate the development of the Parkgate ‘sea front’ during the 20th C.
SALEM HALL – A PLACE OF WORSHIP
Morning and evening services were held there and there was also a Sunday School. The Plymouth Brethren, I believe, may have owned the building which appeared to be built as a place of worship…read more
Tom Crimes Ashbrook was born 17th March 1877 in Little Neston the son of William Ashbrook, who farmed the Colliery Farm Neston, …read more