Lymm History Society was established in 1967 and has flourished since by embracing the past with enthusiasm. As change and progress are inevitable we believe that an active interest in local history gives a better understanding of what the Lymm area used to be like in the past and how it has developed into the place in which we live today.
Our main aims are:
To research the history of Lymm and her surrounding districts from the buildings, to the residents and their livelihoods.
To promote greater awareness of the historical, archaeological, architectural and environmental heritage of Lymm.
To encourage the conservation of all property of historical, archaeological, architectural and environmental value in the area.
To make our findings available through publications, bi-annual journals, exhibitions, displays and by a large archive of photographs, documents and publications. The latter has been building up since the 1960’s and contains material collected on Lymm Industries, buildings and people. Many souvenirs, photographs and memorabilia have been kindly donated by Lymm residents
Our monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of the month from September to May in Lymm Village Hall, Pepper Street starting at 8 pm. At the meetings we have invited speakers who give illustrated talks on a wide range of topics. There is also time and opportunity for questions and a general chat over a cup of tea or coffee after the talk.
Our research group have worked on Parish Records, Monumental Inscriptions, Medieval Fields and pottery shards from the moat at Lymm Hall and they are presently working on Census Returns, the Tithe Map and 16th & 17th Century Wills and Inventories.
As a group we are interested to hear from anyone who may have photos, memories or memorabilia of the people and area of Lymm which they are willing to share with us.