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  • History Group   ( 2 Articles )

    The main work of the Group, for the past two or three years has been the building up of an oral history collection. So far around 20 local people have been interviewed and their memories recorded both on tape and in print. There is also an on-going collection of local material, started in 1999, of various items such as programmes, posters, photographs of local events, newspaper cuttings, etc.

    We still get enquiries for copies of Dodleston: the History of a Marcher Parish. This has been out of print for many years, but production costs prohibit a reprint. However, it is intended to issue a revised edition on CD next year - watch this space. Also, the Group would like to hear from anyone who may have a copy of the book that they wish to sell.
    Each year the Group receives a number of enquiries, often from people living abroad, for information about their ancestors.

    In most cases we have been able to provide useful data from the Parish Register Transcripts, which the Group published a few years ago. Printed copies of these can be consulted at either the Cheshire Record Office or Chester History & Heritage Centre - and we also have a few copies still available for sale on microfiche. Anyone making enquiries about their ancestors are requested to send a stamped addressed envelope for a reply. A small charge is made for photocopies of entries in the Transcripts.

    One of our members, Bernard Dennis, had his article on Dodleston village published in the September issue 2006 of Cheshire Life.

    For the last few years, in March, a public lecture has been arranged by the Group in Dodleston Village Hall. Last year a capacity audience heard Len Morgan give one of his fascinating illustrated talks on 'Around and About Chester'. The previous year's lecture, by Graham Fisher, on 'Eaton Estate Villages and the Buildings of John Douglas', was also extremely well supported. We hope to present another interesting evening next March, although as yet details of speaker and topic are awaiting confirmation.

  • Leisure Group   ( 0 Articles )

    The meetings in the village hall commence at 2pm on all occasions, other than trips out to the theatre or visits to places of interest.

    Chairman: Mr George Aitchison Tel: 01244 661377
    Secretary: Mr Jim Howard
    Treasurer: Mrs Lyn Morgan
    Committee Members: Mr John Hulmston, Val Howard, Mrs Doreen Sheppard
    Outings: Mr Jim Howard, 19 Mallory Walk, Dodleston, Chester, CH4 9NP Tel: Home 01244 661468 Mobile 07547682843

    The Leisure Group meets every other Tuesday afternoon in the Grosvenor room in the Village Hall.

    The first meeting is September 18th 2012 at 2pm.

    All new members are welcome. We have speakers, outings and lunchtime meals at different venues locally. Transport is available if required. Contact Jim Howard, Secretary on 01244 661468 or 07547682843.

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  • Dodleston Cricket Club   ( 1 Article )
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