NEWS FROM THE GATEACRE SOCIETY (Aug.2006):

Free to explore

Once again the Civic Trust has put together a wide-ranging programme of special openings and events around the country. In Liverpool alone, over 40 buildings will be open to the public. For full details visit the Heritage Open Days website at www.heritageopendays.org. The Gateacre Society is not organising an event of its own this year, but will have an information table in St Stephen's on 10th September.

SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER,
1 - 4 pm
Gateacre Unitarian Chapel,
Gateacre Brow, L25

SUNDAY 10th SEPTEMBER,
2 - 4.30 pm
St Stephen's Church,
Belle Vale Road, L25

NORTON PRIORY: Life and Times

An illustrated talk by Kathy Williams
in Gateacre
Chapel Hall, Sandfield Road, L25, at 8 pm
on Tuesday
26th September

Norton Priory and its gardens have been described as 'Runcorn's best kept secret'. Kathy Williams is a Norton Priory guide and will be telling us its story, from its foundation for Augustinian canons in the 12th century through its conversion to residential use in Tudor and Georgian times, to its demolition, abandonment and subsequent archaeological excavation in the twentieth century.

ALL WELCOME

Notice of A.G.M.
The 32nd Annual General Meeting of the Gateacre Society will be held on Tuesday 31st OCTOBER 2006 in the Chapel Hall,
Sandfield Road, Liverpool L25, starting at 8 pm. All members and prospective members of the Society are invited to attend.

Another Diary Date
On Sunday 29th OCTOBER a Christmas Craft Fair will be held in the Woolton Social Club (better known as the Conservative Club) in Grange Lane, Gateacre. The Gateacre Society will be participating, with a table selling our usual range of books, tea towels and framed prints. Enquiries from prospective stallholders will be welcomed by the organiser, Sarah Whittle, on 07929 362003.

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