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Battle stations at Nantwich Museum

Nantwich Museum Battle of Nantwich model

EVENTS leading to the Battle of Nantwich on January 25 1644 are the subject of a new exhibition at the Nantwich Museum.

The Road to the Battle of Nantwich, which runs until February 25, explores how the conflict unfolded from the First Battle of Middlewich in March 1642, through the taking of Beeston castle by the Royalists in December 1643 and then, in the same month, the Second Battle of Middlewich and Barthomley Massacre.

By the end of that December Nantwich was under siege by the Royalists which was ultimately relieved through the battle on 25 January 1644.

Nantwich college launches sport facilities for the community


Nantwich’s Reaseheath College has opened its new professional sports facilities to the public.

The occasion was marked with a rugby tournament for local secondary schools.

Pupils from Sandbach, Crewe and from Malbank School took part in the challenge, judged by former English international rugby player Mark Cueto MBE.

Work starts on £200,000 facelift for Nantwich pool


A major upgrade of Nantwich Pool has begun with a programme of repairs and improvements.

Cheshire East Council is spending around £200,000 on the refurbishment.

The project will include the replacement of decayed wooden ceilings, replacement of lighting with economical LED lighting systems, full redecoration, the refurbishment of changing room lockers and servicing of the main pool pumps.

Tribute to Willaston man who died in collision


A Willaston man has lost his life following a collision on the A500 at Barthomley.

Neil Dey, 31, died following the collision, which occurred at around 5.37am on Monday November 7, involving a van and a HGV.

Mr Dey, who was driving the van, was taken to the Royal Stoke Hospital by ambulance with serious injuries but sadly died.

Nantwich Players’ new comedy drama


Nantwich Players present their new drama Breezeblock Park in December.

The play tells the story of a typical Liverpool family, together on Christmas Eve.

But beneath the surface of their festive cheer are jealousies, quarrels and a big secret.

As the alcohol begins to flow, tongues loosen and a certain piece of news threatens to tear the family apart.

Graham’s winter wonderland to raise charity cash


NANTWICH families are invited to a festive wonderland to celebrate Christmas in South Cheshire this year.

The event, based at Weston, is the work of 22-year-old business student Graham Witter and will be raising money for the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice.

This is the fourth successive year that his family home, farm buildings and garden will be transformed into a magical festive spectacle, with a visit from Santa every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening in the run up to Christmas.

Nantwich boxer takes pro title


Nantwich boxer Nathan Gorman collected his first title as a professional with a clinical first round stoppage of Sheffield’s David Howe.

Nathan, who is trained by Ricky Hatton, picked up the vacant Central Area heavyweight crown in just 127 seconds at Fenton Manor in Stoke and clearly underlined his potential for the top.

At 6ft 8ins and some 14 pro fights under his belt, Howe presented Gorman’s toughest test to date in terms of both experience and stature.

Help out at Nantwich Museum

Nantwich Museum is on the look out for new volunteers.

Over 50 volunteers currently help with all aspects of the museum’s activities including front of house services and the shop, administration of the collection, historical research, education including work with school groups, leading town tours and fundraising – all essential for the smooth running of the venue.

If you can afford a little time and are interested in joining the team please contact the venue by emailing or calling 01270 627104.

The venue is currently hosting a new exhibition by Keith Lawrence called ‘Cholera and the Mapping of Nantwich’.

Peace garden and labyrinth for Poole


A specially created ‘quiet garden’ and labyrinth has been opened in Poole.

The project, the work of local parishioners, was officially opened by Rev Barry Wilson.

The small Methodist chapel has been in Poole for 175 years and is one of the oldest chapels in the Cheshire South Methodist Circuit.

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