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Unless stated otherwise, events in this region are organised by the Society’s Cheshire and North Wales Regional Committee.

Regional Chair: Dr Diane Spivey email cnw@rgs.org

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The queen of Welsh resorts - Dr Diane Spivey

 Sunday 4 September 11.00am–3.00pm
 Guided Discovering Britain walk (Llandudno)

Promenades, piers, Punch and Judy – all essential elements of the British seaside resort. You can find these and much more in Llandudno on the North Wales coast. This guided walk will discover why the marshland behind Llandudno Bay was chosen for a new seaside town, intended to rival the great resorts of the Mediterranean. Walk along broad avenues and the curved seafront to appreciate how the town was carefully designed. Admire elegant hotels, enjoy a quiet stroll in well-tended gardens and the thrill of going on the pier. While cheap package holidays threatened many British seaside resorts, find out how Llandudno adapted to the changing circumstances while maintaining its character.

Meeting place: Camera Obscura, Hill Terrace, Llandudno, LL30 2LS.

Places: £5 donation, RGS-IBG members free. Contact Diane Spivey telephone 07708 427332


Port Sunlight - Dr Diane Spivey

 Sunday 2 October 11.00am–3.00pm
 Guided Discovering Britain walk (Port Sunlight)

In the late 19th century William Lever led the world’s most successful soap company. He was also a philanthropist, determined that his workers should have a decent place to live. So he employed leading architects and craftsmen to create a beautiful new village for his employees - Port Sunlight. This guided walk explores how Port Sunlight developed and the village's legacy today. See over 900 Grade II listed buildings. Find out how the layout was carefully planned but shaped by the natural landscape. Also see how Port Sunlight’s character has been protected and why it remains a very desirable place to live.

Meeting place: Lever House, Wood Street, Port Sunlight, CH62 4UY.

Places: £5 donation, RGS-IBG members free. Contact Diane Spivey telephone 07708 427332


A Shackleton odyssey - Roger Smith

 Monday 17 October 7.30pm–9.00pm
 Lecture (Chester)

Sir Ernest Shackleton’s epic journey into Antarctica has been described as one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded. In 2011 an expedition party retraced some of the original journey. Joint event with Society of Thirteen.

Venue: Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, CH1 2DD.

Places: £5 donation on the door, RGS-IBG members free. 


Kanchenjunga - Robin Ashcroft

 Friday 25 November 7.30pm–9.30pm
 Lecture (Wilmslow)

The exploration and then ascent of the world's third highest mountain by Joe Brown and George Band in 1955 is one of the great stories of mountaineering and mountain exploration. Joint event with Wilmslow Guild.

Venue: Wilmslow Guild, 1 Bourne Street, Wilmslow, SK9.

Places: £5 donation on the door, RGS-IBG members free.


Chartered networking evening

 Tuesday 29 November 6.00pm-8.00pm
 
Networking event (Manchester)

Network with like-minded people who have gained or are working towards the chartered designations CGeog, CEnv, CSci and CEng, ask questions and gain insights into personal benefits of professional recognition. Joint event with CIWEM North West and North Wales Branch and sponsored by.

Venue: MWH, The Soapworks, Colgate Lane, Salford Quays, Manchester, M5 3LZ.

Places: free, please email to book. Contact Chris Speight

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