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 and smaller publications.  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 13 Mar 2017, 02:30 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 12 Mar 2017, 12:34 by Burton & Neston History Society
  • Summer History Walks and Outing to Lewis Caroll Centre & Norton Priory There are two more evening history walks in our summer programme; the next one, on Thursday July 13th is in Burton Village.  Meet up at Gladstone Village Hall at 7pm ...
    Posted 11 Jun 2017, 02:18 by Burton & Neston History Society
  • 'Neston Stone Age to Steam Age' earns a great review Our most recent book Neston, Stone Age to Steam Age recently received a very favourable review by Patricia Cox from the Cheshire Local History Association. The review can be read ...
    Posted 30 Oct 2016, 03:28 by Burton & Neston History Society
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Meeting and talk, (speaker to be announced) Gladstone Village Hall, Burton 12 October 2017 Meeting starts at 8pm 
Meeting and talk, speaker to be announced Gladstone Village Hall, Burton 9 November 2017 Meeting starts at 8pm 
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