Our Events  are in addition to the regular  four day a week opening of the Centre. 

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OCTOBER 17th 7.30pm 


 Throughout almost the whole of the First World War, Oughtrington Hall ( now part of Lymm High School) was home to a colony of Belgian Refugees who had fled to England along wth 250,000 others to escape the German onslaught. 

The colony was funded entirely by Henry Ford, the motor-car magnate.  

Until recently little was known about the group beyond the fact of its existence. Now for the first time, following the recent discovery of a unique archive of photographs and letters we are able to tell in detail the story of how and why the Belgians came to Lymm and how Henry Ford got involved. 

You will see a group of around 80 who had their own doctor with  mini-hospital and  their own priest and chapel, as well as a  farm and other workshops that sustained the group through this traumatic experience.


This illustrated talk to a capacity audience with the Belgian Consul as our guest was a huge success at its first showing on August 22nd. 

Admission Price £5 


or text 07540 096282 if email unavailable

No tickets will be issued. Cash payment will be taken at the door.

Capacity limited to 50 places

Refeshments available 

This talk can also be delivered separately to groups and societies either at the Centre or an outside venue. Email us for details. 

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