Welcome to the Burton & Neston History Society

The Society started as the Burton and District Local History Society on 21 April 1975 at Burton Manor College. It grew out of a local history course there led by Paul Booth from Liverpool University. Paul Booth became our President in 1999.  The Society meets monthly for talks from October to May and outings or history walks are organised during the summer months.   We have an active Research Group where members pursue their own research interests but also collaborate for projects such as exhibitions and publications.  New members are always welcome - come along to a meeting and see if you would like to join.

What we do

Our prime purpose is to study and research local history, and our research work has resulted in a number of books, smaller publications and exhibitions.  Burton in Wirral published in 1984 and Neston 1840-1940 in 1996 are now out of print, but are available in Neston Library.  Our most recent book Neston Stone Age to Steam Age was published in December 2014 and is for sale in local outlets and on Ebay.


  • Past Bulletins added Our past bulletins contain many interesting and well researched articles reflecting members varied interests since the late1970's. So that these can find a new and wider audience, they are ...
    Posted 9 Dec 2017, 00:36 by Burton & Neston History Society
  • Wirral History & Heritage Fair On Saturday 11th March the Burton & Neston History Society took part in The Wirral History & Heritage Fair, which was hosted in the fine Victorian interior of Birkenhead Town Hall.  A ...
    Posted 17 Oct 2017, 08:57 by Burton & Neston History Society
  • The third talk in our 2017-18 programme will be 'Exploring Edwardian Postcards' on Thursday 14th December The next talk in our 2017-18 programme will be 'Exploring Edwardian Postcards' by Linda Clarke.  Also seasonal refreshments & raffle.  It will be at Gladstone Village Hall in Burton on ...
    Posted 14 Nov 2017, 05:46 by Burton & Neston History Society
  • 'Neston Stone Age to Steam Age' - 2nd print run for sale Our most recent book Neston, Stone Age to Steam Age has sold out of its first print run, but a new print run has just been delivered in good time ...
    Posted 12 Dec 2017, 07:03 by Burton & Neston History Society
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Exploring Edwardian Postcards Gladstone Village Hall, Burton 14 December 2017 Meeting starts at 8pm 
Inns Taverns and Alehouses in Chester (talk) Gladstone Village Hall, Burton 11 January 2018 Meeting starts at 8pm 
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