The Society’s next meeting is on Thursday 12th March 2020 at the Gladstone Village Hall in Burton at 8:00pm, doors open 7.30pm
‘The Boat Beneath the Car Park’ and ‘The Search for the Battle of Brunanburh’, a talk by Howard Mortimer
Non-members are welcome free of charge on the first occasion.
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Home Town Heroes
The Stories of the Casualties of War of Neston and Burton
1914 – 1921
Ian L. Norris
Tom Crimes Ashbrook was born 17th March 1877 in Little Neston the son of William Ashbrook, who farmed the Colliery Farm Neston, …read more
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