History Society this evening

Home » Newsroom » Latest News » History Society this evening
Acton through the Ages

There's a fascinating talk by Gerald Emerton this evening at the Audlem District History Society meeting.

Gerald Emerton last spoke to the Audlem District History Society on the history of roofing — his professional field as leader of the internationally renowned firm for traditional roofs.

He is an excellent speaker and that talk was illustrated with a wide variety of slides.

Since then he has published a book covering some of the history of Acton. He has restored the old vicarage near to Acton Church and has become fascinated by the history of the church and village.

Acton was the mother parish of a much larger area formerly, as far South as Dodcott cum Wilkesley and including Nantwich.

As you might expect he is excellent on the fabric of the church but his knowledge extends to the local people and placenames including the possible course of events from the Romans to the present day.

Much of this development would be paralleled here in Audlem and we can learn to read the history of Audlem church from the changes at Acton Church.

The meeting is at 7.15 for a 7.30pm start — the talk this week, Acton through the Ages. It's in the Audlem Scout and Guide Hall. All are welcome, no charge for members, £2 for visitors. Refreshment provided.

 

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

As9
Mon 11 Dec 6:06am  |  hits: 926

Pictures of Audlem in the snow by Philip...

As5
Sun 17 Dec 6:08am  |  hits: 694

Sunday 17th DecemberThe Village Carol Service will be at St James Church today Sunday (17th December) at 6.30pmEveryone is...

PH website
Tue 12 Dec 6:09am  |  hits: 691

Part of the funding that APHAx was given by the Big Lottery Fund was for a website for the Public Hall (not just the Annexe).So today we officially launch the website. You can see it here, or you can get to it through the Public Hall link on the business Directory.It is by no means complete, and we are going to put a lot more photographs of rooms and...