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
Alfred Jellicoe (1878 – 1917)
by Ian L. Norris
Alfred Jellicoe died at Passchendaele on 23rd September 1917, aged 39… Read more
The traditional British celebrations associated with the 1st May, dancing around the maypole, morris dancers, the crowning of a May Queen have their origins in the Ancient Roman feast Floraliana and the Celtic celebration of Beltane…read more
The Society’s next meeting is at the Gladstone Village Hall, Burton at 8pm
13th December Latest conservation projects at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port, by Margaret Harrison.
Margaret is the Collections Manager for The Canal & River Trust
Guests are welcome free on the first occasion. Click here for information on how to join.
Are you interested in discovering the impact that the First World War had on some families in Neston and Burton, or learning the fascinating stories of those local men who died as a result of that brutal conflict? Their highly-varied stories are told in HomeTown Heroes, a work of research which took Neston Local Historian Ian Norris over four years to complete and which spans ten volumes packed with detail, maps, diagrams and photographs. You might have heard the very positive review of this work recently on BBC radio Merseyside (click here to listen)
A printed copy of HomeTown Heroes forms part of the “Great War – Neston Remembers” Exhibition currently in Neston Library; the Exhibition will run until mid-November. After the Exhibition ends, HomeTown Heroes will remain in Neston Library as a permanent resource – but you are able to buy your own copy, for viewing on a computer, laptop or tablet (but not Apple iPad or on a TV) at your leisure. The entire work (around 1900 pages) can be purchased at the not-for-profit cost of just £5 for the CD version, or £9 on a USB FlashDrive (also known as a memory stick, pendrive, thumbdrive or USB) from the author. If postage/packing is required, an additional charge of £1 is made and further details of the work, and how it can be obtained, can be got from the author, Ian Norris, by emailing to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Unfortunately, the CD/FlashDrive cannot be obtained from the staff at Neston Library and they are unable to take orders or details. For every sale of HomeTown Heroes a small contribution will be made to the Royal British Legion.
If you are looking for a known man who had a Neston or Burton connection, and who died in, or as an immediate consequence of, the First World War, you should be able to locate his account in HomeTown Heroes. If he’s not there, please get in touch with me on the above email and I’ll see if I can track him.
Whilst HomeTown Heroes (nearly) concludes one chapter in our local history of the First World War, there is much more that needs to be researched and written – what are the stories of those who served, and survived, and how did the war change the face of Neston and Burton? If you would be interested in helping with this absorbing work, please do get in touch with me at email@example.com.
Thank you – Ian L Norris
NESTON, STONE AGE TO STEAM AGE
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
My Gift Place, Neston High Street,
Gordale Garden Centre
Little Neston newsagents
online on ebay.co. uk
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.