The 2003 Programme for the NW Group of the Battlefields Trust
Saturday 25 January (Holly Holy Day): Tony Spicer's Nantwich (1644) Walk:
Gather in St Mary's church, Acton, at 10 am for coffee, to climb the tower at 10.30 and then join Tony's guided tour of the battlefield. Please tell Tony on 01684.572925 if you will be there. Lunch in the town centre, where the Sealed Knot will assemble at 2 pm and then march off to re-enact the battle. If you wish to join the SK banquet at the Crown hotel (7.30 for 8pm: Evening dress or period costume: tickets £19.0) please contact Colin Bisset on 01270.666888 (For info on the Battle of Nantwich try this site www.crewe.swinternet.co.uk/ battle.html)
Saturday 5 April: The career of Sir Thomas Aston:
Brenda Rampling's and Howard Talbot's presentation of Sir Thomas's (royalist) contribution to the
Civil War. Meet for coffee at 10 am at Frodsham Art Centre (Frodsham main street) for lecture by Howard Talbot (a descendent) at 10.30. Lunch
locally followed at 2 pm by visits to Aston church and the scene of a Civil War skirmish in Aston Park. Cost £2.50 per head (or more if you wish!) for
hire of the Art Centre & donation to the Aston Trust.
Sunday 29 June: Rev.Brian Swynnerton's tour of the Sandbach & Barthomley area - the scenes of many dirty historical deeds, mainly in the Civil War!
Meet at the Saxon Crosses on Scots Common, Sandbach, at 10.15 for 10.30 am (Parking 200 yards away on Scots Common). Travel to Haslington, Slaughter Hill and Crewe Hall, to arrive at Barthomley for lunch at the White Lion (by the church) at 12.30 pm. Tour the church - scene of the massacre - then go on to Bridgmere (Note E.Ronay restaurant in 'Garden World') and then Doddington 'Crecy Tower', Wybunbury 'Stump' and possibly the Delves-Broughton Keep if time allows
Saturday 13 September: 'The Battle of the Atlantic' (1939-45) sites on Merseyside.
Paddy Griffith leads a tour starting at 10 am at the Historic
Warships museum on Dock Road, the East Float dock, Birkenhead (= the inlet just South of the 'Kingsway' approach to the 2nd tunnel in Seacombe, and
directly opposite the Liverpool Pier Head). We will lunch locally then take the ferry from Seacombe to Pier Head and walk up Water Street to the
Western Approaches war rooms in Rumford Street (just West of the Town Hall). If that pales, we'll go on to the Maritime Museum in the Albert
Dock! Bring about £10-12 for the ferry and multiple museum entry fees.
Saturday 1 November: Study Day on 'Battles in the Western Desert 1940-43'
At the Queen's Lancashire Regiment Museum, Fulwood Barracks, Preston, from 10am. £15 for the day including buffet lunch. It is hoped that a number of leading authors, and perhaps some veteran 'Desert Rats', will contribute to the day. A full programme will be issued nearer the time
From: Paddy Griffith, 41 Burlington Road, Manchester M20 4QA
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