Online Talks at Nantwich Museum

Nantwich Museum has announced the resumption of its “Aspects of Nantwich” series of talks originally scheduled for the Spring but interrupted by the pandemic. Due to continuing restrictions the talks will be given online with the following schedule.

Wednesday 2 September 2020 Nantwich Workhouse(s) by Bill Pearson recounting tales of the people who worked there, and the inmates who ended up there.

Wednesday 9 September 2020 Nantwich’s Norman Castle by Bernie Strawson focusing on the long-lost castle with a wider look at Norman Cheshire and its strategic importance to William the Conqueror and his successors.

Wednesday 16 September 2020 Theatres and Cinemas of Nantwich by Graham Dodd outlining the development of entertainment in the town with particular reference to the theatres and cinemas.

Wednesday 23 September 2020 Nantwich Races by Bernie Strawson and Keith Lawrence introducing Nantwich’s racecourse and a day at the eighteenth century races. The latest aerial mapping tools and recently discovered documents have provided new evidence of the whereabouts of the racecourse.

Wednesday 30 September 2020 Nantwich – A Walled Garrison by Keith Lawrence describing what life was like in Nantwich during the English Civil War, where the wall  which defended the town was located, how the residents were treated by the soldiers and how many local people died.

Participants can join talks from 1.50 pm for a prompt start at 2.00 pm. Full instructions for joining will be provided when booking.

The cost is £5.00 per talk with all proceeds supporting the work of the Museum, a registered charity. Tickets can be obtained online at: www.nantwichmuseum.org.uk/webinars-2020 and need to be booked 24 hours before the talk starts.

For further information contact: Nantwich Museum on enquiries@nantwichmuseum.org.uk.