Ellesmere Port Memories: National Waterways Museum keen for town involvement
A SPECIAL 'Wartime Years' event is being organised in a bid to rekindle the community's interest in the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port.
Volunteer Celia Webber is behind the plan and has come up with the idea of having a 1940s themed weekend on November 14 and 15.
The event is being backed by new museum manager John Inch, who is also keen to get more Ellesmere Port people involved with the historic site.
In the lead up to the event Celia hopes to launch a new history society for the town and wants people to email their family trees and old pictures so experts can trace their background and talk about the findings over the weekend.
Celia said: "We want to get more people involved with the museum. John is very enthusiastic and it's nice to have the encouragement to do something like this.
The picture shows National Waterways Museum manager John Inch and volunteer Celia Webber who want to rekindle the community's interest in the historic site.
"I moved here because of the museum, it's such an attractive place and a unique facility.
"It's probably the most intact port. It's a national treasure. We have 60 boats altogether and they each have their own story.
"Where else in Ellesmere Port have you got a view like this? People are missing out. There must be a lot of people who can tell stories about the history of the area."
John added: "Sometimes people forget what is on their doorstep. This is the historic centre of the town, everything has grown from here.
"This event provides people with an opportunity to revisit the museum."
If you're interested in tracing your family background or being part of a new history society then email Celia
Meanwhile, the museum is hosting a 'Pirates in the Port' event on Sunday and Monday.
For more information visit the website