The Society’s next meeting is on Thursday 14th November 2019 at the Gladstone Village Hall in Burton at 8:00pm, doors open 7.30pm
A Coastline Journey from the River Dee to the River Dovey – an illustrated talk by Mike Blackburn
Non-members are welcome free of charge on the first occasion.
Click here for information on how to join.
Burton and Neston History Society are hosting a book launch for the publication of a new book, ‘The Neston Collieries 1759 – 1855: An Industrial Revolution in Rural Cheshire’ by Anthony Annakin Smith, at the United Reformed Church Hall, Moorside lane, Neston CH64 6UZ on Friday 29th November 2019 at 8 p.m.
Admission is free
The author will talk about the collieries and some of the key material in the book which will be on sale at a discounted price. Otherwise the book may be bought directly from The University of Chester Press or from bookshops, price £19.99
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
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