T E Lawrence Society day in Northwich, Cheshire, Friday 27th April 2018
T E Lawrence as Aircraftsman Shaw came to Northwich in March 1934 with two colleagues to supervise the fitting out and sea trials of a small auxiliary supply ship for the Air Ministry. This ship was built at Yarwood’s Boat Yard on the River Weaver in Northwich. Shaw and his colleagues stayed for three weeks at the Crown & Anchor Hotel in the town centre.
Northwich as a town was built on the industries of salt, chemicals, boat building and the inland waterways. This town is much changed since the 1930’s but still has some evidence of its industrial past remaining. The Anderton Boat Lift and the Lion Salt Works are both major local attractions.
The current plan and proposal for the day is as follows:
1:00 pm – Meet at the Weaver Hall Museum & Workhouse. CW9 8AB. www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk Members are invited to tour the Museum which is a quite superb small town and industry museum. It is a fitting place to gain a level of knowledge and understanding of the town. Admission for adults is £4 with concessions available.
The Museum has a free car park where members could leave their cars all day. It is a 20 min walk from Northwich railway station.
3:00 pm – A walking tour visiting the main sites of Lawrence’s time as they are now. The walk would be about 1.5 miles in length. The walk will visit the site of Yarwood’s Boat Yard, the town centre and site where the Crown & Anchor once stood and the Penny Black pub.
5:00 pm – Members are invited to have a pub meal at the Bowling Green pub which is adjacent to the Museum.
7:00 pm – Illustrated talks in a hired room at the Museum as follows:
- Images of Lawrence by Nigel McMurray (60 mins).
- On the Trail of Lawrence in Cheshire by Andrew Wright (20 mins).
A charge of approx. £10 to members for the day should cover the costs of the event.
Andrew Wright firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 01565 734677