Museum announces online Spring Talks

Nantwich Museum hopes to reopen to the public at 10.30am Thursday 20 May.

We have also prepared our latest series of online talks. Members of the Museum’s Research Group will deliver the webinars, which consider different aspects of life in and around the town over several centuries.

For the first talk we are trying an evening talk.  This will open at 6:50 pm for a 7 pm start:

Wednesday 19 May 2021: The Development of Nantwich – by Keith Lawrence.

The following will open at 1:50 pm for a 2 pm start:

Life in Nantwich during the English Civil War

Wednesday 19 May 2021Life During the Siege and Battle of Nantwich by Helen Cooke. Prior to the Battle of Nantwich in January 1644, the town (the last Parliamentarian stronghold in Cheshire) was besieged for around six weeks. This talk will explore what life would have been like at the time and the impact on people of events leading up to the Battle.

Worleston Dairy Institute

Wednesday 26 May 2021.   Worleston Dairy Institute by Bill Pearson. In the year that Reaseheath College celebrates its 100 anniversary, this talk goes back to 1886 (and beyond) to celebrate the people, and organisations, that started it all off. This is the remarkable, and largely untold, story of how a Cheshire farmer got together with a Manchester dairyman and created the UK’s first ever Dairy School – shaping Agricultural Education for many years.

Crewe Hall by Joseph Nash (mid 19th Century)

Wednesday 2 June 2021.    Crewe Hall at War by Graham Dodd.  Considering the involvement of the estate in wars from medieval times to the twentieth century including the Battle of Poitiers, the English Civil War and the Second World War. Particular attention is given to the military occupation of the estate during the Second World War and its use as a prisoner of war camp.

The Great War

Wednesday 9 June 2021.    Myths of the First War; Nantwich in focus by Keith Lawrence.  There is a Grand Narrative of the Great War that we all know but is it true. Examples of misunderstanding about what happened in Nantwich and Nationally will be discussed.

The Roman Treasures of Cheshire display at Nantwich Museum

Wednesday 16 June 2021Roman Nantwich by Bernie Strawson. Over the last 20 years there has been a seismic shift in our understanding of the importance of Nantwich to Roman Cheshire – thanks to a handful of archaeological digs around the town. The talk reviews the evidence to build an up-to-date image of the Roman town of Nantwich.

Places are limited, so early booking is advised. Although we use PayPal as a secure way to collect money, you do not need a PayPal account, and can pay using your credit card. All money from these talks goes to support the work of Nantwich Museum.