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Bulletins

The Society has published a series of 20 Bulletins, each with short articles relating to the history of Burton, Neston & the Wirral.  Bulletin 1 was published in 1976 and the last,
Bulletin 20 in 2008.  They will be republished here over the next year or so in PDF format.  There is a short summary of the articles in each bulletin below its respective cover image - please click on the bulletin cover image to open the PDF.
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Bulletin No. 1  (clicking above image opens PDF)

1) The Manor Court of Burton and its Records: A short description of the local court and its surviving records
2) Marl-Pits in Burton: Their origins and some examples on the tithe map Early Printed Maps: Some examples of map makers, from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century
3) The Chester High Road: A study of the A540, and some puzzling aspects of other early roads through Wirral
                          First published 1976



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Bulletin No. 4  (clicking above image opens PDF)
1) SOCIETY IN THE PORT AND TOWN OF NESTON, 1550-1650 Linda Briggs - The effect on Neston's inhabitants of decline and expansion in agriculture, commerce and trade.
2) FAME IS THE SPUR - MYTH AND THE FAMILY  Grenfells and Grenvilles - Geoffrey Place  
3) WIRRAL  AGRICULTURE  c.1550-1800
J. Phillip Dodd - Changes in farming practice with progress in trade and industry
                         First published April 1983

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Bulletin No. 7 (clicking above image opens PDF)
1) Marehall Lane — a problem in dating
    (by Geoffrey Place & Hilary Morris).
2) The Old Mill at Willaston (by Hugh Morris).

First published May 1986



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Bulletin 10
1)  NESTON RACES IN THE 1880s, Geoffrey Place
2)  THE DIARY OF HENRY TOTTY
     FARMER AND CHURCHWARDEN AT HESWALL, 1868-1880,  Kenneth Lee
3)  THE BURTON VICTORIA CROSSES, Bryan Heatley
                First Published May 1990

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Bulletin 13
1) FROM EARLY DAYS IN CHESHIRE WING TO CHAMPION SQUADRON
by Bob Munslow 
2) MEMORIES OF THE HOME GUARD IN LITTLE , NESTON, 1940-41
by R. E. Scott, MBE
First Published May 1993

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Bulletin 16, first published in 1998. Click on the cover image above to view or download.

It contains four articles:
1) St. Andrew's Hospital and The Denhall Anchorage by Geoffrey Place
2) Wartime Women's Institutes by Hilary Morris
3) Wildfowling on the Dee Estuary by Geoffrey Place
4) The Name's Moses (or, Winning Some and Losing Some) by David Morris

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Bulletin 19, first published in March 2005 

It contains seven articles:
1) Moor End, Spring Vale and Rose Cottage by Geoffrey Place
2) Memories of an anti-aircraft gunner by Edward Hilditch
3) The Parkgate Bathing Charity by Geoffrey Place
4) School Days at Burton (unknown writer)
5) A. Bertha Moreton, Local Sculptor and Artist by David Morris
6) The Diaries of George Langley by Susan Craggs
7) They Don't Write Them Like This Anymore! (a local newspaper report of 1896)




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Bulletin No. 2  (clicking above image opens PDF)

1) EARLY VICTORIAN BURTON - THE 1851 CENSUS  Bernard O'Keeffe
2) THE HOSPITAL OF ST. ANDREW, DENHALL  Norman Mawby
3) Letter from Richard Congreve to his brother, 1801
4) A sailor of Burton makes peace with a sailor of Heswall, 1620
5) THE MEDIEVAL PARISH OF NESTON - THE VILLAGES AND THEIR FIELDS Geoffrey Place (intoduction by Paul Booth)
6) THE CHESHIRE PARISH REGISTER TRANSCRIPTION SCHEME  Paul Hair
                          First published 1978


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Bulletin No. 5 (clicking above image opens PDF in new window)
1) The Skipper's Yarn: A shipwreck in the Irish Sea in 1898
2) Neston Park: The story of the medieval deer-park that gave Parkgate its name
3) A Flintshire Family: Childhood in a Flintshire miner's home
                      First published April 1984






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Bulletin No. 8 (clicking above image opens PDF)
1) The Site of The Old Quay - Janet Miles
2) Walking in Wirral in 1901 - Margaret Cullen
3) The Development of the Lane System in Little Neston Township

                      First Published  May 1987



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Bulletin 11

1) A LOOK AT OUR TRANSPORT HERITAGE, Bryan Heatley

2) SOME WIRRAL BOYHOOD MEMORIES, Hugh Morris

3) EARLY DAYS OF THE CHESHIRE CONSTABULARY, David Morris

             First Published May 1991

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Bulletin 14
1) REGISTRATION AND RATIONING IN NESTON DURING
THE SECOND WORLD WAR by Edward Hilditch
2) FROM ORIGINS TO THE FIRST BOOK
by Ron Jones
3) THE WIRRAL STONE? by David and Hilary Morris
                         
                        First Published Oct.1994

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Bulletin 17, first published in 1999.  Click on the cover image above to view or download.

It contains four articles:
1) Looking back 25 years by David Morris
2) Samuel Ryley by Geoffrey Place
3) Founding Fathers by David Morris
4) Musings of an Old Lag (tailpiece)


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Bulletin 20, first published in April 2009. Click on the cover image above to view or download.

It contains six articles:
1) Growing up in the Brown Horse, Neston by Clive Edwards, from conversations with Jill Smith
2) Field paths around Neston by Susan Craggs
3) Neston South: Witnessing the End of an Era by Roy Coppack
4) Looking into holes in the Ground by Susan Craggs
5) Adult Education in the Second World War by Wendy Wright
6) A Local Accident Nearly 200 Years Ago (The Times, 15th Aug. 1827, quoting from the original account in the Liverpool Courier.


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Bulletin No. 3 (clicking above image opens PDF)

1)  BATY OF BURTON
    a Maritime Robin Hood? by Paul Booth
2)  (the long since demolished) WINDLE HILL SCHOOL
    by Ina Bushell
3)  GIN FOR HORSES - BUT NO TONIC by Ron Jones
4)  (a study of) HEDGES IN WILLASTON by Hilary Morris
5)  CROSSING THE DEE ON FOOT by Geoffrey Place

First published 1982

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Bulletin No. 6 (clicking above image opens PDF)
1) Indigo — Unexpected Local Colour: The manufacture of the natural and synthetic dyes, and the history of the indigo factory in Ellesmere Port.  Hilary Morris
Post script: The indigo dye plant described in Hilary's article eventually ceased production in March 1999, succumbing to a slump in demand and the lower cost of manufacture from competitors in the Far East.
2) Dr Riddock's School at Little Neston: The development of a Presbyterian elementary school by a Scottish academic1) Geoffrey Place

First published Oct. 1985


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Bulletin 9 (clicking above image opens PDF)
1) MORE EXCURSIONS IN EDWARDIAN TIMES                      Margaret Cullen
2) MILESTONES FROM THE CHESTER HIGH ROAD             Geoffrey Place
3) FROM SAXONS TO VICTORIANS 
    (Visiting West Cheshire Churches) Hilary Morris

                     First published in May 1988

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Bulletin 12

1) William Stevenson, Birkenhead's First Resident Doctor Norman E. Mawby

2) A Brief History Of St Michael And All Angels, Little Neston  Kath Roberts

3) Two Mills — The Watermills At Puddington And Shotwick "Dlm"

First published May 1992



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Bulletin 15   (first published in 1997)

1) A HEADLESS CROSS by Geoffrey Place
2) WANTED - TOM CUSH, DANGEROUS VAGRANT! by Hilary Morris
3) ASHFIELD HALL by Geoffrey Place
4) MEMORIES OF NESTON COTTAGE HOSPITAL BY OLWEN WHITEWAY
5) ON A VERY DARK NIGHT by Walter Swain


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Bulletin 18, (first published in 2000)  Click on the cover image above to view or download.


It contains 5 articles:

1) Coal Preparation at the Wirral Colliery, Little Neston in 1896 by Ian Norris
2) A Christian Symbol at Leighton Hall Farm by Geoffrey Place
3) Pennington's Weint and and an elopement by Clive Edwards
4) Fresh light on the Wapentake of Wirral by Geoffrey Place
5) Photographs of old Neston