PLANNING for meetings of Ellesmere Port Local and Family History Society is well under way for 2012.
The next talk will focus on Memories of the Mersey Basin Campaign 1985-2010.
Former Cheshire County Council planning officer Ian Gilfoyle will talk about his recollections from 25 years of involvement in the campaign to clean up the Mersey.
The society’s chairman, Celia Webber, who is hopeful the group’s activities will soon earn it Civic Society status, said: “He will recall the main milestones and judge the success of the £4bn project by the variety of fish now in the river, the scale of waterside regeneration and the fact the people now see the river as a real asset rather than an embarrassing eyesore.
“His story will highlight the link between a healthy environment and a strong economy.”
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 17, starting at 7.30pm in the Rolt Conference Centre at the National Waterways Museum, with doors opening from 7pm.
Meetings of the Ellesmere Port Local and Family History Society are held on every third Tuesday in the month excepting August.
Charges £10 per annum membership or £3 per session as a visitor (free if a member). No need to pre-book though. Everyone is welcome.
For more information, email email@example.com or write to the National Waterways Museum, South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 4FW, marking the envelope for the attention of Celia Webber.