All meetings are held at Heald Green Village Hall, Outwood Road, Heald Green, Cheadle, Cheshire. SK8 3JL. Commencing at 1:30pm and concluding at 4:30pm. There are ample off road parking spaces outside the venue.

Phone 01282-453770 for updates or contact our Secretary as below.

OMRS North Programme for 2020

Date Theme Presenter
10 January Annual Evening Dinner at Lovell Towers, 7pm till late. Christopher Mellor-Hill SMCS
11 January A Medal Collector's worst nightmare! Christopher Mellor-Hill SMCS
8 February Medal Quiz Barry Gregson
14 March CWGC Sarah Moody
4 April Netley Hospital and war casualties Martyn Lovell
2 May Peterloo Tim Cockitt SMCS
13 June A history of terrorism Adam Greenslade
11 July Long Service All
8 August Barry's Bonanza Barry Sutton
5 September Bolton Police Garry Farmer
10 October AGM and 5 minute talks All
7 November  Todger Jones VC Neil Thornton
12 December  Christmas Cheer All

Please note; subjects may change although the dates should be as quoted.

For further information about the Northern Branch of the OMRS, please contact the Secretary, Tony Jones, at

For updates and other details please contact David Ingham at  telephone 01282-453770 or write to him at 161, Brownside Road, Burnley. BB10 3JW.

OMRS NORTH – 2016 - Review

Organised by the Northern Branch of the Orders & Medals Research Society and held over the weekend of the 16th & 17th April at the Holiday Inn Runcorn.

The successful 2 day format included talks by:

Ann Clayton on Noel Chavasse VC & bar,

Tony Jones on the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society and

Paul Handford MBE on the Sections Sanitaire Anglais.

The talks were well attended with 70 guests at each.

The quality of the exhibition was up to its usual standard, with the The Sutton Memorial Bowl for Best in Show being presented to Graeme Ainsworth for his display and research into the WW1 Memorial to the men of the Salt Works at Runcorn. Individual certificates went to Nick Tucker, Tony Jones and Graham Jackson.

The dinner was well attended with wine provided courtesy of  DNW Auctioneers.

The fair on the Sunday, although with slightly fewer dealers than on previous occasions, was lively and the dealers reported good takings and the opportunity to meet old clients and make new ones.  One dealer, who shall remain nameless, said, “Had a great time at the dinner and met lots of interesting collectors.   It was nice to be able to drink, sleep and then have a nice breakfast before the fair.  Really enjoyed the fair and bought and sold lots of groups … Look forward to coming in 2018”.

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