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Battle of Nantwich event goes with a bang

By Jonathan White Nantwich’s Holly Holy Day event proved another huge success at the weekend. The Battle of Nantwich event and Winter Fayre took place in and around the town centre and More »

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Wintry scenes in Nantwich

Sub-zero temperatures overnight meant that the majority of Nantwich Lake was frozen over on Saturday. Local photographer Jonathan White said: “I took the opportunity to photograph the gulls that were resting on More »

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Lighting up Christmas in Nantwich

Nantwich town centre was illuminated on Saturday with the annual Christmas lights switch-on. With a packed town centre, the event organised by Nantwich Town Council, proved a huge success. The audience were More »

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Nantwich remembers the fallen

The standard bearers of the Nantwich and District Branch of the Royal British Legion led a parade of current and ex-servicemen, civic dignitaries, cadets, scouts and guides through the town centre on More »

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Steve Cradock comes to Nantwich

Founder member of Ocean Colour Scene, Steve Cradock and his band will be returning to the Crown Hotel in Nantwich on December 4 after playing his first ever live gig at the More »

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Spooky goings-on in Nantwich

The Nantwich Spooktacular brought some ghoulish fun to Dorfold Park at the weekend. The event proved hugely popular and featured a giant bonfire, fireworks display, funfair, fancy dress competition and more. Paul Compton, More »

Battle of Nantwich event goes with a bang

Pikemen during the battle

By Jonathan White

Nantwich’s Holly Holy Day event proved another huge success at the weekend.

The Battle of Nantwich event and Winter Fayre took place in and around the town centre and on Mill Island on Saturday, organised by The Holly Holy Day Society in association with the Sealed Knot re-enactment society.

Holly Holy Day traces back to the 17th century and the Civil War between Parliamentarians and the Royalists loyal to Charles I.

The original battle took place on January 25 1644 and this is the 43rd time the re-enactment has taken place.

Gridlock in Nantwich blamed on council

Traffic came to a near standstill in parts of Nantwich at the weekend.

Local councillor Brian Silvester has slammed Cheshire East Council for allowing Scottish Power to dig up a major Nantwich junction on the Battle of Nantwich weekend, one of the busiest of the year for the town.

Cllr Silvester said: “It beggars belief that this was allowed.

“Is there no forward planning by the Council?

Family tribute following Nantwich collision

Robert Betteley

A FAMILY has paid tribute to a cyclist who lost his life in a road accident near Nantwich this week.

At just after 2.10pm on Tuesday January 13, police attended a two-vehicle road traffic collision on the A530 Middlewich Road in Nantwich between the A500 and Wistaston Green Road involving a pedal cycle and a Silver Coach.

Sadly the rider of the cycle, Robert Betteley aged 59 received serious injuries and, despite treatment at the scene from paramedics, he died a short time later at Leighton Hospital.

Nantwich Town Council freezes precept

Nantwich Town Council has agreed to freeze the local tax precept for 2015/16 at its current level.

As a result the charge for a Band D property will remain at £89.74.

At a meeting on January 12 the budget for the year was approved by council members, who heard from the chairman of finance Councillor David Marren, that the council’s finances were in a healthy state and the budget for next year meant that there was no need to increase revenue by charging more in tax.

New gallery in Nantwich

Gallery Exterior

A new art gallery has opened its doors in Nantwich.

The Love Art Gallery, on Pillory Street, celebrated its opening after just a few weeks of refurbishment.

Displaying artwork across two floors, the gallery promises to be popular with art lovers and visitors to the town.

Santas on the run in Nantwich

Race start

by Jonathan White

The now annual Nantwich Santa Dash took place in Nantwich town centre on Sunday.

Liz Southall from online community radio station RedShift Radio compered the event on the town square, thanking sponsors, volunteers and participants for making it possible.

The ‘Rudolph family’ deservedly won the best dressed competition as they consisted of a Father Christmas, Mother Christmas, sleigh and three reindeer.

Wintry scenes in Nantwich

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Sub-zero temperatures overnight meant that the majority of Nantwich Lake was frozen over on Saturday.

Local photographer Jonathan White said: “I took the opportunity to photograph the gulls that were resting on the Lake’s ice.

“I noticed that some gulls stood on one leg at a time to avoid both feet getting cold!”

 

Nantwich Museum volunteers meet High Sheriff

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The High Sheriff of Cheshire, Susan Sellers, has visited Nantwich Museum to find out more about the work of volunteers and to celebrate their achievements 

Speaking at one of the museum’s regular volunteers meetings Mrs Sellers noted that without the support of volunteers organisations such as the museum would not survive.

Observing how the museum is a vital part of the Nantwich community she acknowledged the role of its volunteers in ensuring that opening hours are maintained and exhibitions organised along with a host of other activities.

Nantwich Mayor marks CAB’s anniversary

CAB Anniversary

Nantwich Mayor Christine Farrall was amongst the area’s civic leaders who joined Cheshire East Citizens Advice Bureau and guest speaker Fiona Bruce MP, at their AGM to celebrate 75 years of service in the area.  

Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB) first appeared in 1939, when over 200 emergency centres were established throughout the UK and were all governed by a Central Committee in London. 

They also dealt with rather more light-hearted problems including a gentleman who had lost his false teeth, a struggling Argyll house-hunter claiming she was descended from the King of Argyll and a lady who wrote to see what could be done about her flock of rather loud geese.

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