Neston Civic Society

We love our town!

Talks

Talks are held at the Parkgate & Neston United Reformed Church Hall, Moorside Lane, Parkgate NESTON CH64 6UZ, usually on Thursdays at 7.30 p.m.

Visitors are always most welcome.

We serve coffee, tea and biscuits for a nominal charge.

 

21 September

7.30 p.m. For Crying Out Loud, by Chester's Town Crier, David Mitchell

Chester is the only place in Britain to have retained the tradition of regular midday proclamations. David has made many appearances on TV and radio, and two in films. In 2008 David became British Champion Town Crier. He was the first recipient of the Chester Chronicle’s ‘Pride of Cheshire’ Award

 

16 November

7.30 p.m. Annual General Meeting

8 p.m. The Laxey Wheel, alias The Lady Isabella, by David Casement

 

18 January 2018

7.30 p.m. How long is a Year, and How do you measure it? by Mike Shaw

 

15 March

7.30 p.m. Burton Manor and Henry Neville Gladstone, by Joan Bartholomew

 

Answers to Quiz in Neston Town Trail

 

A. John Wesley Plaque in the front wall of Templadee garden, Parkgate Road. Since the Town Trail was printed, Templadee and the wall were demolished. The Society have installed a new plaque in the new wall.

 

B. Stone Arch Gateway in the wall of Townfield facing onto Buggen Lane

 

C. Iron Gateway Parkgate Road between No. 6 (Rigby Hairdresser) and No. 8

 

D. Plaque on front left wall pier at Town Hall commemorating the 170th Anniversary of the founding of the Neston Female Friendly Society

 

E. Stone Gargoyle on the south of the church tower

 

F. Gable detail Front of Town Hall

 

G. Four-ring motif Gravestone in the graveyard immediately to the west of the church tower

 

H. “T+MW 1724” Datestone On Mr Whittle’s house above Martins Newsagents at the Cross

 

I. Sundial On the parapet wall of Vine House, Parkgate Road

 

J. “T + LI 1724” Datestone The Old Plough Inn, Park Street.

 

K. Entry Canopy Wayside Cottage, Parkgate Road

 

L. Pair arched windows and decorated bricks in Jackson's Tower – The Cross and Parkgate Road.

 

M. Shell Entry Canopy Moorside House, Parkgate Road