Rainhill Civic Society

On this page you can find news of forthcoming events and records of what the Society has been doing.
Go to the Archive page to see "old news".


>Remembrance Sunday 2020 The Chair of the Society, Gill Harris,laid a wreath on behalf of the Society at the War Memrial in Warrington Road.

Now on display in the Ex_services club, this framed manuscript gives the names of Rainhill men from the former mental hospital who gave their lives in the First World War. The Society paid for the restoration of the Roll of Honour from its previously dilapidated state by local artist, Mike Gaffney.

190 years ago in September, 1830, the Liverpool-Manchester Railway opened. What an amazing change that made to transport throughout the world.

2020 News

  Keith Ashall, a founder member of the Society, has died. Keith was Treasurer of the Society for many years.

  Sadly, another of the Society's long-standing members, Angela Wilkinson, died recently. Angela was a member of the committee for many years and was a contributor to the Society's events and exhibitions. She was an active menber of the Rainhill community.
  At our February meeting Arthur Jennion gave a very interesting presentation on his philatelic collection. He explained how the early railways were used to develop the postal system.


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