Holly Holy Day, Battle of Nantwich

Battle of Nantwich event returns in the New Year

THIS year’s Holly Holy Day event will take place on Saturday January 23. The event commemorates the 1644 Battle of Nantwich, which relieved the siege of the town after a month of More »

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Nantwich Mayor donates Xmas tickets

Nantwich Mayor Andrew Martin has attended Weaver Primary School to give out tickets for s festive show at the Civic Hall.  Councillor Martin, together with councillors Arthur Moran, Norma Simpson, Penny Butterill, More »

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It’s a bugs life for Nantwich students

Reaseheath College’s garden has caught the eye this month at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park. Pupils from The Dingle Primary School in Haslington, enjoyed the limelight when they appeared on More »

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A charming day out in Willaston

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Village fete proves a hit

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Nantwich Museum recalls battle

Forlorne Hope Musicians. Photograph by Paul Topham

More than 600 people visited Nantwich Museum during the recent Holly Holy Day commemoration of the seventeenth century Battle of Nantwich.

As well as having the opportunity to view the permanent exhibitions they were able to enjoy town tours, a musketry demonstration by members of the Sealed Knot, a concert with dancing by period music group Forlorne Hope and various activities for children.

A View to a Battle, the latest exhibition in the Your Space Gallery, was also open and is now entering its final week closing on Saturday 6 February.

Nantwich Players tickets still available

Playhouse 2nd PR

Tickets are still available for the upcoming production by the Nantwich Players next month.

The company’s marketing manager Clare Hoy said: “So often people tell me that they don’t bother to try for play tickets after the first day of sale as they know they’ll be sold out.

“But that is not always the case – and it is true for our next play, Playhouse Creatures.

“The three comedies produced in the Autumn sold quickly because they were known – one a well-known, long-established play, another a well-known author and the third one, everyone knew from TV.

Global harmony at Nantwich Civic


A Handbag of Harmonies, adorned with feather boas and glitzy handbags, will sing their hearts out at the Nantwich Civic Hall on Friday February 12 to raise funds to bring drinking water to thousands of people struck by the Nepal earthquake.

Run by Rotary Club of Nantwich in conjunction with the Himalayan Ghurkas, all monies raised will go towards rebuilding the drinking water source in Aruchaur, Nepal damaged by the devastating earthquake, which tragically took some 9,000 lives.

Said President Rod Stokes: “In recent years the Rotary Club of Nantwich have had a close association with the Rotary Club of the Himalayan Ghurkhas and have funded several projects in the mountainous Regions of Nepal.

A View to a Battle in Nantwich

Harquebusier, Nantwich Garrison 1643 by Les Pickford

An exhibition forming part of the Holly Holy Day commemoration of the Battle of Nantwich, which took place in January 1644, opens in Nantwich Museum’s Your Space Gallery tomorrow (Jan 6) and runs until Saturday February.

The war has been commemorated in literature and art and particular attention is paid to its portrayal in various stained glass windows especially those local to Nantwich.

Whilst some of the protagonists were clad in fine uniforms others were ill clad emphasising the frequent lack of distinction between opposing forces.

Flying start for Nantwich Santa Dash

Santa Dash

by Jonathan White

The annual Nantwich Santa Dash got Christmas off to a flying start last weekend.

The fun race saw fundraisers dressed as Santa Claus, Mrs Claus, elves, inflatable Santas, along with several Santa dogs.

Each finisher received a medal, chocolate, mince pie and bottle of water.

All proceeds from the event will go to Hope House Children’s Hospices.

Battle of Nantwich event returns in the New Year

Holly Holy Day, Battle of Nantwich

THIS year’s Holly Holy Day event will take place on Saturday January 23.

The event commemorates the 1644 Battle of Nantwich, which relieved the siege of the town after a month of deprivation.

The townsfolk celebrated by wearing colourful sprigs of Holly in their buttonholes, hence Holly Holy Day.

Event organiser Shaun Cafferty said a morning of activities is scheduled for around the town.

Council takes on BT after Nantwich work

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Cheshire East Council has successfully prosecuted the telecoms giant BT for endangering members of the public following works on the highway in Nantwich.

BT pleaded guilty to four offences in breach of  the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, which places a duty on utility companies to carry out works on the highway safely.

The infringement occurred in June when a contractor working on behalf of BT began to repair a blocked duct at a signal-controlled junction.

BT were fined £4,000 and ordered to pay all court costs at Crewe Magistrates Court.

Nantwich teams prepare for spring

George Raiswell - Captain - Wistaston A

by Jonathan White

The winter league 2015 matches of the South and Mid Cheshire Tennis League have now all been completed.

Teams from Audlem, Hightown, Nantwich, Wistaston and Wrenbury all took part.

The top team and bottom team in each division will be promoted or relegated respectively and from January 2016 these teams will form the Spring league.

Wistaston A finished with a 100% record having won all 6 out of 6 matches in Division 3.

Their captain, 14-year-old George Raiswell, (pictured) said: “It is an honour to captain and play in the A team for my village. I hope we can carry on winning in the Spring league.”

Rotary brings Santa to Nantwich


Santa Claus will be visiting the Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge again this year.

Santa will be setting up his Nantwich Grotto in the attic of the store in the town square where he will welcome visitors every Saturday, from 10am to 4pm, and Sunday, from 11am to 3pm, in December leading up to Christmas.

Santa’s visit is made possible with help from the Rotary Club of Nantwich.

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