The Daresbury Lewis Carroll Society

Welcome to the Daresbury Lewis Carroll Society Website.

We are a friendly informal society with a passion for Lewis Carroll and his works. We meet twice a year in Daresbury Village Hall, or at least we did before 'lockdown', at meetings with guest speakers and take part in various Lewis Carroll related events across the area. 

The header shows a collage of scenes which can all be found in Daresbury  with the exception of the picture of a strangely dressed group of people which was taken at the opening of a Lewis Carroll related exhibition. On the left is a picture of part of a stained glass window which you will finf in Daresbury Church.  Next are a Cheshire cat which you'll find in a barn up the road from the church and and a weather vane which is just across the road from the cat. Finally you see the start of the Lewis Carroll Walk.

The October 2020 Meeting of the Society

I expect this will come as no surprise but, as a result of the ‘maximum of six in a gathering’ ruling and the ever increasing rate of corona-virus infections, the October meeting of our society is also cancelled.   We’ll schedule a date for the Spring meeting next year year when, hopefully, the corona vaccine will have been rolled out, we’ll all be protected and life will have returned to normal -  I think I saw a white rabbit wearing a waistcoat while I was writing that!

New Articles

Keith Wright's Spring 2012 edition of The Daresbury Chronicle. is now completed and we have started on on the May 2019 Newsletter and we have now added Keith Wright's article about Harry Furniss which is well worth a read

Four articles by Stephen Martin are also recent additions to this site. You can see them by following this link to New Articles.

Content

The various buttons in the menu above will take you through the website. Hopefully it's all fairly intuitive. Below is a bit more information about some of the pages and how our site is organised and works.  

Publications

Most of the content on this site will be found on these pages.  Here we are collecting all the articles published in the societies magazines since 2004. They are all indexed so you can use the Search button in the menu to see if we have anything on a topic you are interested in.  Not all the magazines are present however. So far we have added forty articles with over three hundered to go and expect to have it completed over the next twelve months or so. Do keep coming back to check on our progress.

There were two series of magazines - The Daresbury Chronicles and The Newsletter.

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The Daresbury Chronicles were edited and produced by our  chairman at that time, Keith Wright, from  2004  until his death in 2016.  They contain a wealth of information about Lewis Carroll and about our organisation. 

The Newsletter, in its current form, has been produced each Spring and Autumn since 2015.

If you click on either of the covers shown here you will be taken to the articles published in the corresponding magazine.

New articles are added when they become available and then included in the appropriate magazine when it is published.

Some Snipets

External Links

All external links open in a popup window which appears at the top left of your screen. You can then resize it and scroll through it as normal. If you experience problems with these you may need to enable popups in your browser.

Videos

Alice In Wonderland.jpgIn amongst the articles you will find links to videos, TV programs etc. such as this link to Jonathan Millers Alice in Wonderland screened in 1966.  Just search for 'video' to find them all.

TV Programmes

Edward Wakeling and Julia Donaldson.jpgThere are also links to the various iPlayers for interesting TV programmes. Such as this one to a program on book illustrations shown on BBC4 which used Alice in Wonderland and Tenniel and featured Edward Wakling and Julia Donadlson.  Click on their image to go to the program and follow this link  - The Beautiy of Books - Illustrated Wonderland to read the article. 

Panoramas

June West Kirby_thumb.jpgIn articles about some events, such as exhibitions, you can open up  an interactive panorama like the one above of June Lornie's exhibition of her Alice Paintings at Kirby Library. Just click on the image above to open one up.

Zoomable images

As you've probably discovered by now, a lot the images, such as the Lewis Carroll and The Daresbary Village Hall images  can be zoomed into  by clicking on them.Nearly all the images on this site work in this way. 

(The zoomed image can be closed by clicking on the "X" in the top right hand corner.if you're unfamilar with this)