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Nantwich music festival returns

THE Nantwich Jazz, Blues & Music Festival marks its 20th year in the town this Easter from Thursday March 24 to Monday March 28. This year’s headliners include Big Country, The Revolutionaires, More »

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 »

Rusty Robot the Mayor and Jack

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 »

Beau Atkinson, Ruby Deaville, Poppy Beeson and Thomas Atkinson

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 »

Championship trophy for Most Worms - The Caravan Club tag-team

A charming day out in Willaston

by Jonathan White The 36th World Worm Charming Championship  took place last week at Willaston Primary School. The annual championship started shortly after 2pm and participants in each of the 144 plots had More »

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Village fete proves a hit

by Jonathan White Wistaston Village Fete proved a huge success on Saturday attracting large crowds throughout the day. The annual event is organised by the Wistaston Community Council and took place at More »

It’s a bugs life for Nantwich students

Beau Atkinson, Ruby Deaville, Poppy Beeson and Thomas Atkinson

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 Reaseheath’s garden at the show.

Thomas Atkinson, six, his seven year-old sister Beau, Poppy Beeson, eight, and seven year-old Ruby Deaville, who were dressed as ‘bug hunters’, posed on the garden with a giant aphid for photographers on press day.

Nantwich road closure

Nantwich motorists are being warned that Marsh Lane will be close for works next month.

The temporary closure of the road is expected to last from Monday August 10 to Friday August 11, 20 metres either side of Ravensmoor Bridge.

The closure is necessary to enable Cheshire East Highways to carry out repairs to the damaged bridge parapet wall.

Pedestrian access to any premises situated within the temporary closure will be maintained at all times.

Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and residents vehicles where possible.

New acquisition at Nantwich Museum

cheese vat

An early twentieth century cheese vat is the latest acquisition for The Cheese and Dairy Room at Nantwich Museum.

The vat, manufacturered by W H Smith of Whitchurch, Salop around 1910, is a superb example of its type.

Such vats were widely used on local cheese-making farms for about 100 years from the mid nineteenth century and some are still in use today.

A charming day out in Willaston

Championship trophy for Most Worms - The Caravan Club tag-team

by Jonathan White

The 36th World Worm Charming Championship  took place last week at Willaston Primary School.

The annual championship started shortly after 2pm and participants in each of the 144 plots had 30 minutes to collect as many worms as possible from their 3×3 metre plot.

There were ‘traditional’ plots for teams of two and ‘tag-team’ plots for teams who wished to change their pairings throughout the charming period.

Techniques included vibrating a garden fork, whacking a tennis racquet and jumping up and down.

Nantwich pupils sample college life

Malbank Pupils

Pupils from Nantwich’s Malbank School spent a day at South Cheshire College last week checking out a variety of different courses.

Year 10 students turned their hands to hairdressing, hospitality and catering, health and social care and IT in the practical sessions.

The visit was co-ordinated by the college’s school liaison team and students were able to choose different options during the day, chat to tutors and take a look around the impressive college campus.

Village fete proves a hit

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by Jonathan White

Wistaston Village Fete proved a huge success on Saturday attracting large crowds throughout the day.

The annual event is organised by the Wistaston Community Council and took place at Wistaston Church Lane Academy for the first time.

The event began with a procession from Wistaston Memorial Hall led by a Scottish Piper Reg Flower, followed by the 35th South West Cheshire Scout group with Union Jack flag, St Mary’s Guides, Brownies & Rainbows, and a dance troupe.

Nantwich physio’s Champions League challenge

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Nantwich’s Andy Leach is set to become a Champions League physiotherapist when his club the New Saints enters the first qualifying round of Europe’s most prestigious trophy at the end of June.

The New Saints have been drawn against B36 Torshavn from the Faroe Islands and if they are successful, they will face Videoton of Hungary in the second round.

Andy, who has worked locally in private practice for 20 years, joined the club as head physiotherapist at the beginning of last season and has been an integral part of a team that has won the Welsh Premier League, the Welsh FA Cup and the Welsh League Cup in what has been the most successful campaign of any Welsh football club. 

Relief for Nantwich parents on school run

A Nantwich school is set to build a new car park to tackle traffic chaos on the school run.

Children going to Stapeley Broad Lane Primary School in Nantwich have to be dropped off on the A529.  Cars are often parked on both sides of the road, creating a bottleneck.

The school, a self-governing academy, raised money to buy the land for a car park and secured planning permission two years ago, but the project has been held up by the need to secure agreement from a number of parties.

‘Vintage’ Nantwich up for awards

Nantwich’s vintage industry is thriving, with two of our favourite yesteryear businesses up for this year’s prestigious National Vintage Awards.

Local husband and wife team, Karen and Andy who run The Jolly Good Photo Company, a vintage styled photo booth that uses a genuine 1900s brass and mahogany camera are up for the Event Services and Suppliers award.

Sharon and Andy run Dabber Decades based in the Cocoa Yard, Nantwich and which is becoming well known as a treasure trove for shoppers looking for vintage clothes, accessories and home wares.

They’ve been nominated for the UK Vintage Shop of the Year award.

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