Flowering cherry in Cottage Close, Little Neston, part of the Neston Tree Trail
Moorside House, Parkgate Road, part of Neston Town Trail
Ladies Day procession, first Thursday of June every year
Neston Market, every Friday in the Market Square
Neston Civic Society litter picking party
Lloyd's Cottages, Ness Conservation Area
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Campaigning for a better built and green environment

Helping to preserve Neston’s rich history, its vibrant past and its sustainable future for over 40 years.

Forthcoming talks

On March 16th we will see the locally-made film Emma, Lady Hamilton. James Chalmers is a local film-maker and member of the Society. The 40-minute film, narrated by local historian Dr Geoff Wright, will be supported by a talk on its making.

On May 18th David Hearn will talk about Cheshire Strongholds defending Liverpool.

On September 21st Mike Haskins will talk about the history of The Beatles, who first performed under that name at Neston Civic Hall.

Our talks are at 7.30 p.m. at the URC Community Hall, Moorside Lane NESTON CH64 6UZ. Visitors are welcome. Complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits are served.

Recent talks

The first talk after the pandemic was another in the popular series of Neston’s Grand Designs, on May 5th 2022 at Burton Manor, when local historian Gavin Hunter talked about the history of the Manor, and architect Tony Barton described the restoration of the building.

The second was at our usual venue, the URC Community Hall, on July 21st. Cheshire West & Chester Councillors, Christine Warner (Chair of the Planning Committee, and a Neston Town Councillor), Myles Hogg (a former Chair of the Planning Committee), and Rob Charnley (Head of Planning) spoke briefly about Planning, and answered lots of questions.

On September 15th Gillian Williams gave a talk on the History of Puddington Village.

On November 17th we held our AGM. Brenda Marple was elected Chairman, Lindsey Hinks was re-elected Secretary, and Janet Griffiths was re-elected Treasurer. Celia Garvey, Michelle Johnson and Rob Ward were re-elected to the committee. After the AGM Gavin Hunter spoke about Mersey Crossings, a highly informative talk based on his research of ferries, bridges, and even planes and fording.

On January 19th, Ken Pye talked about Beastly Liverpool, an entertaining and informative talk about real and non-real animals from the Liverpool area.

Other news

On October 19th we planted three trees at Neston High School, for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, for Reg Chrimes, and for Norman Angel, who helped bring secondary education to Neston.

We are looking for a volunteer to take over the editing of the newsletter. Mike Shipman has done a fanastic job for several years, and wishes to retire.

Celia Garvey is retiring as Social Secretary. For 25 years she has arranged meetings, and now we are hoping that members will suggest topics and speakers to any member of the committee.

See the News Page for more.

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