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 14th March 2019 at the Gladstone Village Hall in Burton at 8:00pm
Priscilla Pointon-an eighteenth-century poet in Chester, a talk by Ann Marie Curtis.
Ann Marie Curtis will be talking about Priscilla Pointon, a remarkable Georgian woman who, despite going blind at the age of 13, became a published poet and was well known around Chester and Lichfield.
Ann Marie is Secretary of the Backford and Mollington Local History Society and is a member of the St. Werburgh’s Great War Study Group.”
Guests are welcome free of charge on the first occasion. Click here for information on how to join.
Latest article on the Burton and Neston History Society Website.
Parkgate Sea Wall by Ina Bushell & Robert Thrift
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