WELCOME to a personal website about Nantwich - the place where they
pay you to
live! Or so some wits say (see
here). The town is served with a
websites, and I like to think of this as one of them! For a list
of the others see this
My website is a mixture
of random thoughts and ideas which appeal to me, as well as details of
the events that are happening in town or the immediate villages - and
It doesn't cover Crewe
and what I have always thought of - since my days in local newspapers -
as "Crewe's villages".
I hope that you like the website.
Pictured above, left, is a sign in
Middlewich Road - there are others on other sites in the town -
proclaiming support for the Britain in Bloom
competition. Above, right is a picture taken at blossom time at St
Mary's Parish Church, the Church of England place of worship in the
town centre. (There are other
churches in town).
New or updated items on the
What's On? No, it's What's Off !
THE FOLLOWING EVENTS
LISTED ON THE WHAT'S ON PAGES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19
Dabber's Nantwich" is not a news website - although
topical items do
appear. It is a not-for-profit personal
Ask Andrew feature returns
time when we couldn't accept questions for the ''Ask Andrew'' feature because a
link was being used by scammers for unpleasant e-mails, involving a lot of work
for the amateur historian clearing his e-mails in-box, the feature is back. Visit the
''Ask Andrew'' page and if you don't see a
reply that answers your query send in a question of your own. All previous questions
and the answers will remain on the pages.
The day that I made the
WE journalists are supposed to report news
rather than make it, but I had to go for the second option when I
received a Salt of the Earth Inspiration Award in the 2018
The then Mayor
of Nantwich, Cllr Penny Butterill, and Pete Leydon, Editor of the
Nantwich News website, who sponsored the Inspiration awards,
presented me with the award.
It reminded me of a similar
event in May 2005 when the Mayor was Chairman of Nantwich Town
Council and presented me with the final Citizen of the Year award.
NANTWICH has a wide variety of
organisations which offer membership.
They include Women's Institutes,
history societies, choirs and bands or face-to-face instructions in a
particular hobby such as genealogy (family trees).
There isn't space to
list them all here but visit
page or the What's On pages to see if your particular interest is covered.
THIS Nantwch corner has streets at right angles,
but here they appear to be parallel streets. This is the result of using a
fish-eye lens (an extremely wide angle lens) by local photographer, Mike Pointon.
More of his images can be found on this website (here).
write for the website
WHILE I am the owner of, and main contributor to, "A
Dabber's Nantwich", regular reports from representatives
of local groups add extra interest to the website. My
thanks to them.