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Change in a Historic Landscape: The Lost Buildings of Port Sunlight

24 October @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Founded in the 19th century by William Hesketh Lever to house ‘Sunlight Soap’ factory workers, Port Sunlight is a thriving tourist destination containing 900 listed buildings.

Spooky Chester

24 October @ 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Join local guide John Whittingham on this eerie evening walk to seek out the ghosts and ghouls which apparently abound in our haunted city.

Ghost Stories for Older Folk

25 October @ 3.00pm - 4.00pm
Join our costumed storyteller for a rendition of Oscar Wilde’s classic short story The Canterville Ghost.

Tombs and Memorials in Chester Cathedral

30 October @ 11.00am - 12.00pm
Join Nick Fry, the cathedral’s Bedesman, for a look at some of the memorials and those commemorated in Chester Cathedral, ranging from tobacconists, aristocrats and candle merchants to the armed services and everything in between.

America at a Turning Point: Trump, the Mid-Term Elections and the Future of the Presidency

31 October @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm
In November, Donald Trump will face a major test in the mid-term elections. With one-third of Senate and all House seats up for grabs, this is seen by many as a turning-point for the United States and a referendum on its future direction.

Tea and Talk: The Anderton Boat Lift

31 October @ 3.00pm - 4.00pm
Built in 1875 to provide a vertical link between the River Weaver and the Trent & Mersey Canal, the boat lift was in use for over a century until it was closed due to corrosion in 1983.

Letters Home: Talk and Gallery Tour

3 November @ 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Award-winning Great War researcher Nigel Meyrick has curated the Letters Home exhibition, drawing together items gathered from local people during the Cheshire Great War Roadshows.

History of the Chemical Industry in Runcorn, Widnes and Northwich

8 November @ 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Join Dr Diana Leitch, a Trustee of the Catalyst Discovery Centre in Widnes, to find out about the two centuries of the chemical industry’s development and the key role that the local area has played.

Sacrifice, Sorrow and Salvation: The Grosvenor Family, Eaton Hall and the Great War

15 November @ 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Louise Benson, Archivist for the Eaton Estate, relates the story of the Grosvenor family during the Great War.

Tombs and Memorials in Chester Cathedral

19 November @ 11.00am - 12.00pm
Join Nick Fry, the cathedral’s Bedesman, for a look at some of the memorials and those commemorated in Chester Cathedral, ranging from tobacconists, aristocrats and candle merchants to the armed services and everything in between.
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