What's On

  • Poulton: An Archaeological Landscape 
    Grosvenor Museum 
    8th Jul 2017 - 5th Nov 2017 

    Poulton is a small farming hamlet just outside Chester ....

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  • Set in Beautiful Parkland  
    Castle Park Arts Centre 

    Visit the historic town of Frodsham and enjoy three galleries, craft units, coffee shop ....

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  • Charcoal Making 
    Delamere Forest 
    28th Oct 2017 

    Come and learn how to make lump charcoal using a ring kiln ...

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  • 200,000 reasons to make a visit 
    Warrington Museum & Art Gallery 

    Natural sciences, antiquities, social history, decorative arts and an extensive local photographic archive ....

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  • Scary Halloween Evening 
    Davenports Farm Shop & Tea Rooms 
    30th Oct 2017 

    Why not Book a Halloween Evening Tea and have a Scary experience at Davenports Tea Room ....

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  • Pantomime: Wizard of Oz 
    Grange Theatre 
    10th Dec 2017 - 31st Dec 2017 

    KD Theatre Productions in association with The Grange Theatre present Wizard of Oz - Pantomime ....

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Spital

Virgin Voyager heads North

A Perfect Place to Visit

Spital is a convenient station for BROTHERTON PARK and DIBBINSDALE LOCAL NATURE RESERVE. They comprise over 80 acres of semi-natural countryside along the river valley of the Dibbin and comprise the largest and one of the finest examples of ancient woodland on Merseyside.

Just two minutes away by train is PORT SUNLIGHT station which is close to BROMBOROUGH POOL.

The houses of Bromborough Pool were built for the workers of Price’s Candle Works during the 1850s. They were a model factory village with allotments, a village hall and school. Almost a ‘first’ in their day, the houses all had indoor flushing lavatories. Each day at Price’s started with ten minutes of prayer – five minutes in company time and five in the employees.

By the 1980s Bromborough Pool Village had long since ceased to serve its original function and some of its houses, which had become surplus to requirements over the years, had already been demolished. Fortunately, local residents formed their own historical society and persuaded the Council in 1984 to put a Conservation Order on the village that helped to save the remaining buildings.

The BROMBOROUGH POOL HERITAGE TRAIL begins at the end of South View, near Pool Lane and Uniqema's car park, and continues around the village. The trail covers the themes of "The Wilson Family" (the founders of the factory and the village), "The Village Site," "The Factory," "The Village," "Village Life," "The Greens," "Healthy Living and Hospitals," and "Clubs and Societies."

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