Frodsham & District History Society


Information – 2021-22

Our Society holds monthly talks on Zoom or in the Main Street Community Church, Frodsham, followed by refreshments. The initial 2022 Programme of Meetings is listed below.

The Society was founded in 1981; it promotes the value of history and heritage to its members and the wider community via a programme of talks, visits, topical displays, exhibitions and an annual journal. Membership of the Society has diversified with the introduction of meetings on Zoom during lockdown.

In our 40 years we have accumulated an archive of documents, photographs and artefacts which are stored in Castle Park House. A grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund enabled volunteers to digitise the collection and about 4,500 images have been added to Cheshire Image Bank. More recently we’ve had a grant from the Marshes Community Benefit Fund for an Archive Modernisation Project which began with valuable online training from staff in Cheshire Archives & Local Studies. This taught us how to catalogue and conserve our materials using the Cheshire Record Office system – CALM – and that has kept volunteers, working online in pairs, busy throughout lockdown! We’re aiming to launch a searchable catalogue in 2022.

During 2021 the Society has been celebrating its 40 th anniversary, notably with a successful display at Frodsham’s Festival in the Park in August and a special issue of our journal titled: 40 fascinating Facts about Fabulous Frodsham and District, which can be purchased for £3 + p&p by contacting fdhsarchive@gmail.com,

Website: frodshamhistory.org.uk


Programme of Meetings 2022

Membership £5.00 p.a. + £2.00 per meeting Visitors £3.00 Subscriptions due at the start of the year.


January

No meeting

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7 th February

Chris Green - Youtube ‘History Man’

The great storm of 1703

(Zoom presentation)

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7 th March

AGM + Barbara Salter – author

Crossley Hospital

(Zoom presentation)

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4 th April

Monty Mercer – Hoole History & Heritage Society

The Roman Road from Chester to Wilderspool, Warrington

(In MSCC)