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THURSDAY, MAY 3

WREXHAM: National Gardens Scheme open day at Park Cottage in Penley from 2-4pm. Admission £3, children £1. Call 01948 830126.

SATURDAY, MAY 5

LLANELIDAN: National Gardens Scheme open day at Dibleys Nurseries in Cefyn Rhydd from 10am-5pm. Admission £3, children free.

SUNDAY, MAY 6

BUNBURY: National Gardens Scheme open day at Haughton Hall in Haughton from 2-5pm. Admission £5, children £2.50, under fives free.

CREWE: National Gardens Scheme open day at Alma Villa in Main Road, Shavington, from 11.30am-4.30pm. Admission £3, children free. Call 01270 567710.

KELSALL: National Gardens Scheme open day at Mount Pleasant in Yeld Lane from noon-5pm. Admission £4, children £1. Call 01829 751592 or visit www.mountpleasantgardens.co.uk.

LLANELIDAN: National Gardens Scheme open day at Dibleys Nurseries in Cefyn Rhydd from 10am-5pm. Admission £3, children free.

MOBBERLEY: National Gardens Scheme open day at Hillside in Mill Lane from 11am-5pm. Admission £5, children £2. Share goes to Blackbrook Zoological Park.

WILLASTON: National Gardens Scheme open day at Willaston Village Gardens from 2-5pm. Combined admission £4.50, children free.

WIRRAL: National Gardens Scheme open day at 29 Forest Road, Meols, from 2-6pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 0151 632 0450.

WIRRAL: National Gardens Scheme open day at 31 Forest Road, Meols, from 2-6pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 0151 632 3876.

WIRRAL: National Gardens Scheme open day at 69 Well Lane, Gayton, from 2-5pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 0151 342 3321.

MONDAY, MAY 7

CHESTER: Tours of Chester Castle - Chester Castle was founded in 1070 by William the Conqueror and here is a chance to see the hsitorical highlights on a guided tour at 11am, noon, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

KELSALL: National Gardens Scheme open day at Mount Pleasant in Yeld Lane from noon-5pm. Admission £4, children £1. Call 01829 751592 or visit www.mountpleasantgardens.co.uk.

LLANELIDAN: National Gardens Scheme open day at Dibleys Nurseries in Cefyn Rhydd from 10am-5pm. Admission £3, children free.

MOBBERLEY: National Gardens Scheme open day at Hillside in Mill Lane from 11am-5pm. Admission £5, children £2. Share goes to Blackbrook Zoological Park.

WIRRAL: National Gardens Scheme open day at 69 Well Lane, Gayton, from 2-5pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 0151 342 3321.

TUESDAY, MAY 8

RUTHIN: National Gardens Scheme open day at Firgrove, Llanfwrog from 11.30am-3.30pm. Admission £3.50, children £2. Call 01824 702677 or visit www.firgrovecountryhouse.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9

CHESTER: Cup Day at Chester Races May meeting. Call 01244 304610 or visit www.chester-races.com.

CHESTER: Lecture entitled Rapid Management Development of Situated Practitioner Research Capacity, by Tony Wall, Senior Lecturer in Professional Development, in Westminster Building CWE219/1, University of Chester Main Campus, from 1pm. Admission free. Call 01244 511344.

CHESTER: Lecture on Dealing with the Dead: Mortuary practices in Mesolithic North West Europe by Dr Amy Gray Jones of the University of Chester in the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre from 1-2pm. Admission £3.

THURSDAY, MAY 10

CHESTER: Ladies Day at Chester Races May meeting. Call 01244 304610 or visit www.chester-races.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 11

CHESTER: City Day at Chester Races May meeting. Call 01244 304610 or visit www.chester-races.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 12

CHESTER: Face to Face - as part of the Local and Family History Fair at Chester History and Heritage, come and meet some of the characters from Chester’s criminal past at the Grosvenor Museum’s Newstead Gallery from 11am-4pm with court cases at 11.30am, 2pm and 3.30pm. Help the judge decide their fate in court. Copies of their criminal records and family circumstances will be available to view.

CHESTER: Chester Archaeological Society meeting with talk on Results from the Habitats and Hillforts Project in Cheshire at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 2.30pm.

ELLESMERE PORT: Warriors and Washerwomen - Living History Weekend - re-enactors from many different periods will give a living, walking exhibition of the history of Cheshire at the National Waterways Museum. Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50, child (5-16) £4.50, under fives free. Call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

HESWALL: National Gardens Scheme open day at Inglewood, 4 Birchmere, from 2-5pm. Admission £3.50, children free. Call 0151 342 4645 or visit www.inglewood.giving.officelive. com.

HESWALL: National Gardens Scheme open day at 84 Irby Road from 2-5pm. Admission £3.50, children free.

WREXHAM: Wrexham Antiques & Collectors Fair at the Memorial Hall from 9.30am-3.30pm. Adults £1, concessions 70p, children free accompanied by an adult. Cafe at the event, pay and display car park adjacent to the hall. Contact 01492 547868 or email [email protected].

SUNDAY, MAY 13

ELLESMERE PORT: Warriors and Washerwomen - Living History Weekend - re-enactors from many different periods will give a living, walking exhibition of the history of Cheshire at the National Waterways Museum. Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50, child (5-16) £4.50, under fives free. Call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

HESWALL: National Gardens Scheme open day at Inglewood, 4 Birchmere, from 2-5pm. Admission £3.50, children free. Call 0151 342 4645 or visit www.inglewood.giving.officelive. com.

HESWALL: National Gardens Scheme open day at 84 Irby Road from 2-5pm. Admission £3.50, children free.

MACCLESFIELD: National Gardens Scheme open day at Henbury Hall from 2-5pm. Admission £6, children free.

MANLEY: National Gardens Scheme open day at Manley Knoll in Manley Road from noon-5pm. Admission £3.50, children free. Visit www.manleyknoll.com.

OVER ALDERLEY: National Gardens Scheme open day at Hare Hill Gardens from 10am-5pm. Admission £4, children £2.

WEPRE: Introduction to bee keeping from 1-3pm at Wepre Park Visitor Centre. Come and see a local beekeeper and learn from his experience and sees the bees close up in an observation chamber. Free activity. Call 01244 814931.

TUESDAY, MAY 15

RUTHIN: National Gardens Scheme open day at Firgrove, Llanfwrog from 11.30am-3.30pm. Admission £3.50, children £2. Call 01824 702677 or visit www.firgrovecountryhouse.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16

CHESTER: Grosvenor Museum Society meeting with talk on Merseyside’s Connection with the American Civil War by Len Ellison at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Members free, visitors £4, students £2. Contact: 01244 532199.

SATURDAY, MAY 19

BURTON (WIRRAL): A plant fair organised by the Wirral Group of the Cottage Garden Society at Gladstone Village Hall from 10am–1pm. There will be specialist nurseries selling a wide range of interesting and unusual plants, plus a Wirral Group CGS plant stand. Admission to the plant fair £1 adults, children free, refreshments available. Call 01978 761083.

SUNDAY, MAY 20

CHESTER: Scout Dragon Boat Racing from the Meadows to the Suspension Bridge. All day event.

MONDAY, MAY 21

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen meeting with talk on Energy Needs for the UK over the next 100 Years by Professor Tim Greenshaw, a member of the physics department at Liverpool University which is involved in energy and climate change studies, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Visitors £6. Call 0151 346 1017.

SATURDAY, MAY 26

CHESTER: Roman Day at Chester Races. Call 01244 304610 or visit www.chester-races.com.

NORTHOP: National Gardens Scheme open day at 90 St Peter’s Park from 2-5.30pm. Call 01352 840758.

FRIDAY, JUNE 1

CHESTER: Coutts International Polo Tournament at Chester Races. Call 01244 304610 or visit www.chester-races.com.

TATTENHALL: The Bolesworth Classic - top class showjumping plus helicopter flights, fairground rides, shopping, fine food and lots more. Gates open 8.30am. Tickets £5, under 14s free. Call 01829 782210.

SATURDAY, JUNE 2

BICKERTON: National Gardens Scheme open day at Bank House in Goldford Lane from 2-5.30pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 01829 782287.

CHESTER: Coutts International Polo Tournament at Chester Races. Call 01244 304610 or visit www.chester-races.com.

ELLESMERE PORT: Queen’s Diamond Jubilee street party at the National Waterways Museum. Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50, child (5-16) £4.50, under fives free. Call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

TATTENHALL: The Bolesworth Classic - top class showjumping plus helicopter flights, fairground rides, shopping, fine food and lots more. Gates open 8.30am. Tickets £10, under 14s free. Call 01829 782210.

SUNDAY, JUNE 3

BICKERTON: National Gardens Scheme open day at Bank House in Goldford Lane from 2-5.30pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 01829 782287.

MOBBERLEY: National Gardens Scheme open day at Hillside in Mill Lane from 11am-5pm. Admission £5, children £2. Share goes to Blackbrook Zoological Park.

TATTENHALL: The Bolesworth Classic - top class showjumping plus helicopter flights, fairground rides, shopping, fine food and lots more. Gates open 8.30am. Tickets £10, under 14s free. Call 01829 782210.

WREXHAM: National Gardens Scheme open day at Park Cottage in Penley from 2-5.30pm. Admission £3, children £1. Call 01948 830126.

MONDAY, JUNE 4

MOBBERLEY: National Gardens Scheme open day at Hillside in Mill Lane from 11am-5pm. Admission £5, children £2. Share goes to Blackbrook Zoological Park.

TATTENHALL: The Bolesworth Classic - top class showjumping plus helicopter flights, fairground rides, shopping, fine food and lots more. Gates open 8.30am. Tickets £10, under 14s free. Call 01829 782210.

SATURDAY, JUNE 9

CHESTER: Chester Races Jubilee Day at Chester Racecourse. Call 01244 304610 or visit www.chester-races.com.

WREXHAM: Wrexham Antiques & Collectors Fair at the Memorial Hall from 9.30am-3.30pm. Adults £1, concessions 70p, children free accompanied by an adult. Cafe at the event, pay and display car park adjacent to the hall. Contact 01492 547868 or email [email protected].

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13

KNUTSFORD: National Gardens Scheme open day at Tatton Park from 10am-6pm. Admission £5.50, children £3.50. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

SATURDAY, JUNE 16

ELLESMERE PORT: Craft and classic car fair with 70 craft stalls and 80 classic vehicles at the National Waterways Museum. Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50, child (5-16) £4.50, under fives free. Call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

SUNDAY, JUNE 17

ELLESMERE PORT: Craft and classic car fair with 70 craft stalls and 80 classic vehicles at the National Waterways Museum. Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50, child (5-16) £4.50, under fives free. Call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

MONDAY, JUNE 18

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen AGM with talk on Saltney – Railway Gateway to North Wales by Geoff Pickard, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.15pm. Visitors £6. Call 0151 346 1017.

SUNDAY, JUNE 24

CORWEN: National Gardens Scheme open day at The Old Rectory, Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr from 2-5pm. Admission £3.50, children free. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

WIRRAL: National Gardens Scheme open day at 29 Forest Road, Meols, from 2-6pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 0151 632 0450.

WIRRAL: National Gardens Scheme open day at 31 Forest Road, Meols, from 2-6pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 0151 632 3876.

FRIDAY, JUNE 29

CHESTER: Chester Races Ladies Evening at Chester Racecourse. Call 01244 304610 or visit www.chester-races.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 5

WREXHAM: National Gardens Scheme open day at Park Cottage in Penley from 2-4pm. Admission £3, children £1. Call 01948 830126.

SUNDAY, JULY 8

GREAT BUDWORTH: National Gardens Scheme open day at Parm Place in High Street from 1-5pm. Admission £4, children free. Share of proceeds to Great Ormonde Street Hospital. Call 01606 891131.

THURSDAY, JULY 12

ELLESMERE PORT: Manchester Ship Canal Cruises - cruise the majestic Manchester Ship Canal aboard one of Mersey Ferries’ historic vessels and then visit the National Waterways Museum. Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50, child (5-16) £4.50, under fives free. Call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

FRIDAY, JULY 13

ELLESMERE PORT: Manchester Ship Canal Cruises - cruise the majestic Manchester Ship Canal aboard one of Mersey Ferries’ historic vessels and then visit the National Waterways Museum. Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50, child (5-16) £4.50, under fives free. Call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

SATURDAY, JULY 14

ELLESMERE PORT: Manchester Ship Canal Cruises - cruise the majestic Manchester Ship Canal aboard one of Mersey Ferries’ historic vessels and then visit the National Waterways Museum. Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50, child (5-16) £4.50, under fives free. Call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

SUNDAY, JULY 15

DELAMERE: National Gardens Scheme open day at Abbeywood Gardens in Chester Road from 11am-5pm. Admission £5, children free. Call 01606 889477 or visit www.abbeywoodestate.co.uk.

ELLESMERE PORT: Manchester Ship Canal Cruises - cruise the majestic Manchester Ship Canal aboard one of Mersey Ferries’ historic vessels and then visit the National Waterways Museum. Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50, child (5-16) £4.50, under fives free. Call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

SUNDAY, JULY 29

CREWE: National Gardens Scheme open day at Alma Villa in Main Road, Shavington, from 11.30am-4.30pm. Admission £3, children free. Call 01270 567710.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2

WREXHAM: National Gardens Scheme open day at Park Cottage in Penley from 2-4pm. Admission £3, children £1. Call 01948 830126.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5

ALTRINCHAM: National Gardens Scheme open day at Dunham Massey from 11am-5.30pm. Admission £7, children £3.50. Call 0161 941 1025.

MONDAY, AUGUST 27

DUTTON: National Gardens Scheme open day at Bluebell Cottage Gardens in Lodge Lane, from 10am-5pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 01928 713718 or visit www.bluebellcottage.co.uk.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

KELSALL: National Gardens Scheme open day at Mount Pleasant in Yeld Lane from noon-5pm. Admission £4, children £1. Call 01829 751592 or visit www.mountpleasantgardens.co.uk.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

KELSALL: National Gardens Scheme open day at Mount Pleasant in Yeld Lane from noon-5pm. Admission £4, children £1. Call 01829 751592 or visit www.mountpleasantgardens.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

BACKFORD: Backford Mollington & District Local History Society meeting with talk on The Roman North West – a new perspective, by David Shotter, at Backford and Mollington Village Hall at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

WREXHAM: National Gardens Scheme open day at Park Cottage in Penley from 2-4pm. Admission £3, children £1. Call 01948 830126.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Further Reports on Chester City Walls by Simon Ward at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Travel Posters by Dr Anthony Kelly at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

NORTHOP: National Gardens Scheme open day at 90 St Peter’s Park from 2-5.30pm. Call 01352 840758.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Antarctica by Brian Anderson at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12

ELLESMERE PORT: Beer Festival at the National Waterways Museum with real ale from the best of British craft brewers with canal connections plus musical entertainment. Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50. Call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

ELLESMERE PORT: Beer Festival at the National Waterways Museum with real ale from the best of British craft brewers with canal connections plus musical entertainment. Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50. Call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14

ELLESMERE PORT: Beer Festival at the National Waterways Museum with real ale from the best of British craft brewers with canal connections plus musical entertainment. Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50. Call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Journeys Through The Tropical Forests of Borneo by Geoff Somers at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Road to Bali by Denise Haywood at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Shake, Rattle and Roll (Rollercoasters) by Dr Paul Hindle at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

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