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  2020 - 2021 session meetings:

Our next physical meeting will be in Summer 2021 or thereafter as permitted by regulations.

Wearing a mask or face covering reduces the severity of infection in you by up to 80%, so you do not get hospitalised or severely ill, per many reports as of 01 Sept 2020.
Your own imune system may cope without hospitalisation.
Refer: Reduced Severity of SARS-CoV-2 in mask wearers.

Edit 20201002: If necessary, take vitamin D suppliment, high levels are necesary to trigger the imune system "T Cells" to fight the virus.

Quote Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have discovered that Vitamin D is crucial to activating our immune defenses and that without sufficient intake of the vitamin, the killer cells of the immune system -- T cells -- will not be able to react to and fight off serious infections in the body. Journal reference:  von Essen et al. Vitamin D controls T cell antigen receptor signaling and activation of human T cells. Nature Immunology, 2010; DOI: 10.1038/ni.1851  

One of Dr John Campbell's regular reports.


Please wash your hands thoroughly and wear a face covering (scarf or mask) before attending public gatherings or public places in accord with current UK Medical instructions during this Cononavirus time.
Please "Stay at Home" while advised to do so.

Question: Would members like to record in words and images their experience of the "Lockdown" time. If so send as email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and in the sole opinion of your webmaster some may be recorded as reports on this website.

Local history is of our making. So let us make some.
See recent poem in Guardian and on Our Daily Read:


20200506 Record and thanks for actions in and around Culcheth and Leigh.

In this time, when the 'lock down' of people to their homes during the Covid-19 disease caused by a coronavirus SARS-COR-2 emanating from P.R. China has incapacitated many firms and persons from normal activity, we should record the past actions of a local charity that is  now closed  which gave good support to ex-service-people in the area over the past few years.

Please see our report  20200506 StoS.

Meetings are held at:
Culcheth Community Centre, 2 Jackson Avenue, Culcheth, Warrington, WA3 4EL, UK.
(See map and parking details under location heading in top menu.)

Starting time 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm.  Tea from 7.15 pm to 7.30 pm  at a small donation.

Group Publications.
Some members of the Group  and others have written scholarly articles on
local history subjects, which have been published by the group or in other publications.
Details can be given on request.


The Raven Inn. (New Application made 26Sep2020 no  2020/37800)  UPDATE 20201110

Any objection or comment must be must be made before 23 Nwwwov 2020 via website under planning & building control item at bottom of page.

CLHG gets action in other places : British Archaeology

The magazine of the Council for British Archaeology ["CBA"] "British Archaeology"  in their May/June 2019 issue have considered the Raven Inn to be similar to Carlton Tavern, York case and discuss both in their article 'casenotes 43 ' by Bob Sykes, the CBA's listed buildings caseworker for  England. The CBA considered the original planning application for the Raven Inn flawed (with a considerable number of mistakes) and would result in "total loss" and the "harm" would be considerable. Thus they lodged an objection. They noted that the original planning application was withdrawn just as they went to press. This was as a result of a CLHG member advising them of the application to demolish the Raven Inn.

"Facebook Group".  (Applicants need to join the group as it a "closed group".)

The campaigners have set up a "closed group" on Facebook. Where only members of the group may read  entries. Should you wish to join the campaign group, you can register to join on the group page.


Culcheth Local History Group  [ CLHG]. 

Culcheth Local History Group, founded at Culcheth local library in 2006, is an all age group who meet monthly in Culcheth, Warrington, England to hear speakers on wide ranging matters of interest, visit local (and not so local) sites and events.

Visitors are very welcome.
Members pay a small annual fee.  Annual fee  of £10.00 payable in September.
Visitors pay a visitors fee per meeting. A fee £3.00 is payable at each meeting.

The Group meets on the Second Thursday of each month in 

 Culcheth Community Centre, 

2 Jackson Avenue, Culcheth, Warrington, WA3 4EL, England.

Starting time 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm. 

Refreshments available.

Parking is available at nearby council car park and local shopping centres. 

See 'location tab'.


Meetings for 2019-2020 session.


[Thursdays ]





 Mike Kenwright


 The Mersey and Irwell Navigation



 Anna Alexander

 Child labour in Warrington in 19th Century.




Victor Charlesworth

 Warrington Freemasons from 1646.





Philip Jeffs

 Cancelled DUE ELECTION USE OF HALL. See March 12th 2020 entry .
A Basic History of Warrington through Maps.
Talk will now be given on March 12th 2020.


January 9th, 2020


Less Green &
Bob Cannell

 Manchester Goods for  Manchester Docks.

February 13th, 2020

Barbara Joyce

  Fashion and Social Change.


 March 12th, 2020


Philip Jeffs

 A Basic History of Warrington through Maps.

 April 09th, 2020



John Shaw




 Who Put The Muck in the Mucky  


  May 14th,2020


Bill Cooke



 Warrington Woman.

 Notice: our AGM wil be held during this meeting. 



 Future Meetings


Future Meetings will be notified when arrangements are made in autumn of 2020.



 Autumn 2020


  2020-2021 program to be advised.




















 March 12th 2020

























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