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Do you love history !!!!  Visiting historical places , having a chat about the places you have seen and history in general ? No one to  shares your  interests with  ? well join us,    This group is all about meeting new friends and sharing  your thoughts with other members .visiting  interesting historical sites and museums all over the uk ,the group covers uk  history from the beakers up to 20th century . so join us and share your love of history with us all . were a friendly easy going group of people who share an  interest in uk history, the group is  open to anyone and everyone ,no need to be an expert on history you just need to be interested in the group events , so come on and join im sure you will have a great time we also meet up for social events                                                                                                                                                                Some of the places we visit are not suitable for wheelchairs and people with walking difficulties ,please check the places we plan to visit to see if they are suitable for you to visit thank you  , Andrew
Please note, when  you join this group, none of the organisers  of the group are responsible for any losses or damages you incur ,you are responsible for all your own travel arrangements , costs and your own  safety at all times .   Please note there is a yearly membership fee of £2 this covers costs, any extra money goes to charity  . All fees  last until 31 dec of each year and renewed from 1st jan each year  . Please give me the £2 fee when you come to your first meet up thanks.
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Please note ,  After  a three months period and  you have not visited the group pages
you will be removed from the group ,This is done to stop the   group having inactive members
Any questions  please ask
Thank you  for joining hope to meet you soon
Andrew

Upcoming events (4)

Bollin River Trail (Guided walk) Approx 2 miles

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I’ve arranged a guided natural history walk along the River Bollin and meadows very close to Manchester Airport with Steve Bourne who will be guiding us along the route.

Meeting point: Airport Inn for a 10.30am start. Sat Nav: SK9 4LR

Travelling by car: There’s a Pay and Display car park at the Airport Inn. The car park costs about £2 for 4 hours (This should cover if the walk goes over 2 hours)
Car share recommended.
If your lucky to get a space, there is some free car parking along the road leading to the trail. This however maybe full when the walk starts as this is a favourite spot for plane spotters who tend to park there.

Travelling by bus: You can get the no.88 bus from Wilmslow. Bus timetable link below;

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Please bring a packed lunch and drink as there are no shops en route. Wear suitable footwear. No dogs allowed on this walk!

The walk will last approx 2 hours and cover approximately 2 miles which will lead us back to the hotel.

Cost per person to attend: £10 (Please pay by cash on the day)

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Museum of Policing in Cheshire tour

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Tour starts at 19:30 but I suggest starting to meet up 20 minutes or so earlier.

The Museum of Policing in Cheshire preserves and researches the heritage of policing in the county. Based in Warrington, the museum has its own Tardis-style entrance enabling it to be more widely open to the public. You enter through the doors of the Tardis to be greeted by a 1900's Police officer on a Victorian street scene. This leads on to the Victorian cell block where the main exhibits are displayed. Entrance is free but donations are very welcome. You’ll get tea and biscuits too!

Museum is only open on weekdays, so getting us together in the evening will hopefully allow most to attend. 20 attendees max due to the limited size of the museum. Book early to avoid disappointment. More info here: http://www.museumofpolicingincheshire.org.uk/

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Stockport Explorer

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Hats, Hills and Fred Perry 'Cross the Mersey.
Valleys, viaducts, hills and heights line the town at the source of the river Mersey.

Cost £10.00 per person (pay cash on the day)

The tour starts outside the main booking hall at Stockport railway station at 11 am, walking towards the market and returning after approximately 2 hours via an alternative route.
This will cover the history of the town, stories and people through the ages including:
• Stockport Town Hall
• Stockport Art Gallery (we will go inside the lower floor)
• Fred Perry House
• Stopford Building
• Strawberry Studios (former site)
• Hope's Carr aircraft crash site
• Robinson's brewery
• St Mary's parish church & churchyard
• Staircase House (& visitor info centre)
• Stockport market
• River Mersey & Lancashire Hill
• BHS murals & Princes Street Mersey Square
• Plaza theatre
• Hat factory
• Railway viaduct

The walk will finish at a town centre pub for liquid refreshment.

Our walking guide for the day will be Steve Bourne.

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Western Approaches Museum Liverpool

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Join me on a visit to the Western Approaches Museum in Liverpool.
This is a second visit to the museum this year for those that have not been before.

Hope you can join me.

The museum details the work of Western Approaches Command around Atlantic convoys and the Battle of the Atlantic.

Between 23rd and 31st October there is a special event about WW2 evacuees.

Adult ticket: £13.50 each.
Concessions/Student/Under 21's ticket/Over 65's: £11.50 each.
Note: Your ticket can be reused for up to a year.

To purchase your ticket, visit: https://liverpoolwarmuseum.co.uk/

You can also buy tickets on the day.

I will arrive approx 10.45am and will be waiting outside the museum. After the visit, we could go for lunch at Albert Dock or to a nearby cafe.

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