THE unknown landscape of Cheshire and the North West comes under the microscope at a conference being held at Ness Gardens, Wirral, next month.

Entitled ‘Landscape Discoveries in the North West’, the conference celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Chester Society for Landscape History, which was founded by students of the University of Chester (then Chester College) in 1986.

Speakers include Stewart AInsworth of Channel 4’s Time Team, Ness Garden curator Paul Cook curator and local historians Alan Crosby and Graeme White, as well as members of the society, who will talk about their research.

There will also be a contribution from Dai Morgan Evans, who featured in Channel 4’s programme about Wroxeter, Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day, earlier this year.

Topics being covered range from the shapes of fields and settlements to mills, gardens and turnpike roads.

Anyone interested in attending the conference, which takes place on Saturday, September 10, should email no later than August 26.