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 2019

Date Theme Presenter
11 January Annual Evening Dinner at Lovell Towers, 7pm till late.  
12 January African-themed Talk Christopher Mellor-Hill
9 February Medal Quiz Peter Williams
9 March Time at Sea Mark Relf
6 April 'Mini' Convention  
11 May Wellington and the Peninsula Philip Howarth
8 June East germany and the Battle of the nations Martyn Lovell
13 July Personal Medalions  
10 August St John Railway Ambulance Medals Barry Sutton
7 September Salt Works Memorial Graeme Ainsworth
12 October AGM and 5 minute talks  
9 November  Policing the Manchester Ship Canal and the early M.O.D. Keith Morris
14 December  Christmas Cheer  

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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