September 2023 news

There is to be a change to the scheduled talk to be presented at our next meeting and AGM on Monday 9th October. The speaker will now be Stephen Shakeshaft, who is a registered Chester City Tour Guide.  Stephen will present “A Guide to Chester” supported by a lively and informative slide show designed to … Read more

September 2023 news

The story of Man’s insatiable quest for energy is at the heart a talk, “From Flint to Fusion”, to be given by Keith Stevens at our next meeting on Monday, 11th September. Can we ever slow our demand?  When is renewable energy not renewable?  Locally, Congleton Hydro has made a small contribution to generation of … Read more

August 2023 news

There is a late change of speaker for our next meeting on Monday 14th August . Unfortunately, Shaun Farrelly has had to withdraw, but Chris Caroe has agreed to stand in at short notice. Chris will give a talk entitled “Galtieri – my part in his downfall” General Leopoldo Galtieri was the military dictator and … Read more

July 2023 news

The speaker at our meeting on Monday, 10th July will be Gary Conley, whose talk is entitled, “Eye up! t’ pies ‘a come”.  Gary was a miner for 19 years at Sutton Manor Colliery, St Helens, before getting made redundant with the closure of the colliery in 1991, and performed in  Northern Workingmen’s clubs during the … Read more

June 2023 news

The invited speaker at our next meeting on Monday, 12th June is Mike Tingle.  Having entertained us not so long ago with his talk on the significance of the heraldic symbols displayed on the town centre flags and banners displayed for the Charter Anniversary, his talk this time, entitled Congleton Curios, will tell the stories … Read more

April 2023 news

The speaker at our next monthly meeting on Monday, 8th May, will be David Skillen whose talk will be “The Bentley Boys – the playboy racers”. David was a professional speaker in the Civil Service for 35 years and has continued speaking to numerous groups on a variety of historical subjects ever since. In 1919 … Read more

March 2023 news

Our next meeting is moved to Monday 3rd April, one week earlier than its usual slot, to avoid the Easter Monday Bank Holiday.  At this meeting the invited speaker will be Nigel Linge, Professor of Telecommunications at the University of Salford. Prof. Linge is an electronics engineer who specializes in data communication networks and their … Read more

March 2023 news

Our guest speaker for our meeting on Monday, 13th March, will be Brian Price, returning to us following his highly entertaining talk, “A Life on the Ocean Wave”, last June.   This time, his talk will be titled “Awakening the Dragon” and feature his experiences taking visitors into China in the early days of it opening … Read more

February 2023 news

At our meeting on 13th February, we will be given a talk by Steve Abbott on the subject of Avro and the legacy of our aviation industry.  Steve began his career in 1965 as an apprentice at Hawker Siddeley Aviation, subsequently British Aerospace and then Bae Systems, and worked there until he retired in 2002. He … Read more