Friday, October 22, 2021

Talks aimed at local history enthusiasts and culture vultures

Halton Libraries are hosting two fascinating talks on the local history and cultural identity of Widnes and Runcorn, as part of the BBC Civilisations Festival.

The Architecture of Runcorn is a talk by Runcorn & District Historical Society at Halton Lea Library, on Tuesday, March 6, at 6pm.

The talk will beabout Runcorn’s architecture, the varied buildings/bridges in Runcorn and how they have contributed to the cultural identity of Runcorn.

The second event is a talk by Catalyst Museum, at Widnes Library, on Wednesday, March 7, at 6pm.

It is a lecture on Halton’s industrial heritage, using material from Catalyst Museum’s extensive archives.

Industry is an important component of Halton’s modern-day identity and this talk promises to be a must for all local history enthusiasts.

Both events are free of charge but tickets need to be reserved via the Eventbrite website, or in a local library, or by phone, 0151 907 8383.

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