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Scheduled News

Runcorn’s railways

Tuesday 8  May – 6pm – Halton Lea library

Following on from their fascinating talk about Runcorn’s architecture in March, Runcorn Historical Society will be returning to Halton Lea library.

This time their talk will be covering the history of Runcorn’s railways, the impact they had on the town, the building of the Railway bridge, industrial railways, such as ICI, the docks & the Manchester Ship Canal and the decline of some of the lines. There will also be photographs on display that many people won’t have seen before.

 Crossing the Mersey between Widnes and Runcorn

Thursday 10  May – 6pm – Widnes library

Learn about the many ways people have crossed the Mersey in history with this fascinating talk by local history enthusiast Bob Roach.

 Both events are free of charge but tickets need to be booked to avoid disappointment – all previous local history talks at libraries have sold out!  Tickets can be booked via links above or in person at any library, or call 0151 511 7744.