Hoole History & Heritage Society


Please note that with immediate effect, our meetings programme is suspended following Government advice on the Coronavirus pandemic. We will update this message when it becomes clear that we can safely resume. Please do continue to contact us with news, questions and history snippets. Meanwhile, we wish you well. (17 Mar 2020)

The Society has provided Newsletters to its members during the period whilst meetings are suspended. The first in May 2020, and the second in June 2020 can be found by clicking the links on the dates. (30 July 2020)

The article, now entitled 'Local War Memorials and details of Casualties', in 'Wartime Hoole', has been further revised and updated to include the names of casualties on the Hoole & Newton War Memorial, both WWI and WWII; and also casualties not recorded on the Memorial. Links have been provided within the article to take readers to more in-depth information, including regiments and service details. (01 May 2020)

Two articles - one entitled 'Coronation Playing Field', researched by Linda Webb. has been added in the 'Leisure and Recreation in Hoole' section; and one entitled 'VE Day Celebrations 1945', researched by Ralph Earlam, has been added in 'Wartime Hoole' section. (28 Mar 2020)


See above.

A list of all Hoole History & Heritage Society Meetings for 2020, and links to earlier meetings from 2012 onwards, can be found here.


The Hoole History & Heritage Society aims to study, advance and promote community awareness of the local history of the Hoole area (including parts of present-day Newton, Boughton, and Plemstall, as far as they impinge on Hoole).

We provide an opportunity for our members to explore and share their interests in our past by facilitating research and discussion leading to the preparation and presentation of papers, documents, photographs, personal recollections, and online resource.

We intend to create a detailed and accessible archive as a result of our joint researches so future generations will have an accurate record of the places and people that have shaped Hoole and the immediate surrounding area as it is today.

Data Protection Policy and Procedures - Hoole History and Heritage Society is committed to protecting all personal information that is entrusted to us by people and to respecting their rights around how their information is handled. A link to our data protection policy can be found in the 'Membership' section.

A clause has been added to our 'Terms and Conditions' page to address regular requests the Society receives for copies of the photographs we have on the website. This clause reads "Materials (including photographs) from which the articles in this website are developed are, unless otherwise identified, believed by the Society to reside in the public domain. Should anyone or any organisation dispute this assertion please contact the Society (through the Contact page) and we will do our utmost to resolve the matter to everyone’s satisfaction (e.g. by appropriate attribution)."


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