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THURSDAY, JANUARY 10

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Wild Snowdonia by Glyn Parry at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12

CHESTER: Chester Archaeological Society meeting with talk on Ranulf de Blondeville: The Sixth Earl of Chester (1172-1232) at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 2.30pm. Cal 01244 310563 or visit www.chesterarchaeolsoc.org.uk.

NESTON: RHS Rhododendron, Camellia and Magnolia Group winter talk series features Ross Underwood, head gardener at Hodnet Hall, talking about Hodnet’s garden and its history at Ness Gardens from 2-4pm. Call 0845 030 4063 for details.

STOCKPORT: There’s Nuffin Like A Puffin - a rare opportunity to view original illustrations and the chance to explore some of the most loved children’s stories. The Borrowers, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Spot the Dog are just some of the titles on loan for the first time from Seven Stories, the centre for children’s books, at Lyme Park from 11am-3pm. Adults £7, children £3.50. Call 01663 762023.

WREXHAM: Wrexham Collectors Fair at the Memorial Hall, Bodhyfryd Road, from 9.30am-3.30pm. Admission £1, concessions 70p, accompanied children free. Call 01492 547868 or email [email protected].

MONDAY, JANUARY 14

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen meeting with talk on Medieval Pilgrim Badges and their Shrines by Peter Clayton, an archaeologist and numismatist, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Visitors £6. Call 0151 346 1017.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15

BUNBURY: Bunbury Gardening Club quiz night with mulled wine and mince pies at the village hall at 8pm.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16

KNUTSFORD: Deer walk and light lunch at Tatton Park from 10am-noon. Work up your appetite and join the rangers for a guided walk of the winter parkland. Not suitable for children aged under eight. Tickets £13 including park entry. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Close Encounters Down Under by Margaret Sixsmith at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19

CHESTER: Chester Globetrotters meeting with talk on A Journey Through South America at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Call 01244 629930.

MONDAY, JANUARY 21

CHESTER: Chester Society of Landscape History lecture at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Visit www.chesterlandscapehistory.org.uk.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22

CHESTER: Grosvebor Museum Society meeting with talk on English Civil War: The Battle of Rowton Moor and the Siege of Chester 1642-46 at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Call 01244 532199.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23

CHESTER: On and Off The Rails - to complement the current exhibition Up The Junction, Chester History and Heritage are showing 1950s British Transport films at 1.30pm. Free admission but booking required on 01244 972210.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Manchester Muck and Money by Michael Murphy at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6

MOLLINGTON: Backford, Mollington and District Local History Society meeting with talk on Delamere - The Story of a Wooded Ridge by Hugh Beggs in the Village Hall at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome - £3 admission fee.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9

WREXHAM: Wrexham Collectors Fair at the Memorial Hall, Bodhyfryd Road, from 9.30am-3.30pm. Admission £1, concessions 70p, accompanied children free. Call 01492 547868 or email [email protected].

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13

CHESTER: On and Off The Rails - to complement the current exhibition Up The Junction, Chester History and Heritage are showing 1950s British Transport films at 1.30pm. Free admission but booking required on 01244 972210.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Ancient Mummies by Bob Connolly (The Bog Man) at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen meeting with talk on Georgia to Afghanistan, a joint lecture with The Royal Geographical Society, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Visitors £6. Call 0151 346 1017.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

BUNBURY: Bunbury Gardening Club meeting with talk on An RHS Show Novice by Sue Clarke at the village hall at 8pm.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Francis I of France by Fenella Billington at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Recent Railway Rambles by David Alison at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2

ELLESMERE PORT: Model Boat Fair at National Waterways Museum - great weekend for model boat fans and for families. It sees model boats being demonstrated in the docks and locks as well as displays of intricate models and stalls selling the latest model making gear. Visit www.nwm.org.uk or call 0151 373 4373.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3

ELLESMERE PORT: Model Boat Fair at National Waterways Museum - great weekend for model boat fans and for families. It sees model boats being demonstrated in the docks and locks as well as displays of intricate models and stalls selling the latest model making gear. Visit www.nwm.org.uk or call 0151 373 4373.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

MOLLINGTON: Backford, Mollington and District Local History Society meeting with talk on Discovering Cheshire’s Designed Landscapes by Barbara Moth in the Village Hall at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome - £3 admission fee.

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on East African Game Parks by Peter Kirk at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, MARCH 14

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on The Eye of the Tiger by Pollyanna Pickering at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

MONDAY, MARCH 18

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen meeting with talk on Mission Aviation Fellowship by Peter de Bourcier, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Visitors £6. Call 0151 346 1017.

TUESDAY, MARCH 19

BUNBURY: Bunbury Gardening Club cheese and wine meeting with talk on Daffodils by Len Tomlinson at the village hall at 8pm.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on The Art of Stained Glass by David Cummings at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

FRIDAY, MARCH 29

ELLESMERE PORT: Easter Boat Gathering and Sea Shanty Festival 2013 at National Waterways Museum - traditional gathering of canal boats and sea shanty musicians returns for another year. It’s a colourful weekend of traditional canal crafts, music, boats, demonstrations and more. Visit www.nwm.org.uk or call 0151 373 4373.

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

ELLESMERE PORT: Easter Boat Gathering and Sea Shanty Festival 2013 at National Waterways Museum - traditional gathering of canal boats and sea shanty musicians returns for another year. It’s a colourful weekend of traditional canal crafts, music, boats, demonstrations and more. Visit www.nwm.org.uk or call 0151 373 4373.

SUNDAY, MARCH 31

ELLESMERE PORT: Easter Boat Gathering and Sea Shanty Festival 2013 at National Waterways Museum - traditional gathering of canal boats and sea shanty musicians returns for another year. It’s a colourful weekend of traditional canal crafts, music, boats, demonstrations and more. Visit www.nwm.org.uk or call 0151 373 4373.

MONDAY, APRIL 1

ELLESMERE PORT: Easter Boat Gathering and Sea Shanty Festival 2013 at National Waterways Museum - traditional gathering of canal boats and sea shanty musicians returns for another year. It’s a colourful weekend of traditional canal crafts, music, boats, demonstrations and more. Visit www.nwm.org.uk or call 0151 373 4373.

MONDAY, APRIL 15

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen meeting with talk on The Master: Noel Coward as Writer, Actor and Painter by Francis Hughes at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Visitors £6. Call 0151 346 1017.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16

BUNBURY: Bunbury Gardening Club cheese and wine meeting with talk on Garden Birdsby Roger Nutter at the village hall at 8pm.

SATURDAY, MAY 11

ELLESMERE PORT: Warriors and Washerwomen – Living History Weekend at National Waterways Museum - this colourful weekend will see the museum taken over by re-enactors from many different periods giving a living, walking exhibition of the history of Cheshire. Visit www.nwm.org.uk or call 0151 373 4373.

SUNDAY, MAY 12

ELLESMERE PORT: Warriors and Washerwomen – Living History Weekend at National Waterways Museum - this colourful weekend will see the museum taken over by re-enactors from many different periods giving a living, walking exhibition of the history of Cheshire. Visit www.nwm.org.uk or call 0151 373 4373.

TUESDAY, MAY 21

BUNBURY: Bunbury Gardening Club visit to Hatton House Garden in Chester.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18

BUNBURY: Bunbury Gardening Club visit to The Old Cottage in Frodsham.

TUESDAY, JULY 16

BUNBURY: Bunbury Gardening Club visit to Laskey Farm in Warrington.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20

BUNBURY: Bunbury Gardening Club visit to Ness Gardens at 6pm.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31

BUNBURY: Bunbury Gardening Club Annual Show.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

BUNBURY: Bunbury Gardening Club cheese and wine meeting with talk on Winter Colourby Sue Nicholas at the village hall at 8pm.

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