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4. Curious and Amazing Tales of Hale, Runcorn, and Widnes

In this talk I tell tales from the three districts that, together, make up the Borough of Halton. Each of which have wonderful but varied histories.

In this selection of stories you will hear about King Alfred the Great's daughter, Queen Ethelfreda, and her building of the original Runcorn Castle; the origins of the Runcorn and Widnes Ferry; stories of Hale Village, especially that of John Middleton, the Childe of Hale; Dungeon Point and the Salt Works; the bizarre but wonderful Hale Duck Decoy nature reserve; the Widnes and Runcorn Transporter Bridge; and much more.


Please call Ken for more details on this talk

Office: 0151 427 2717

Mobile: 07808 870 614

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