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 number of
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).
Dabber's Nantwich" is not a news website - although
topical items do
appear. It is a not-for-profit personal
Sorry, no more
questions to contributors
from now on we cannot accept questions for two of the popular features on this
They are Ask Andrew and Family Lines. This is not a commercial website and the
amateur contributors don't have time to delete hundreds of spam e-mails from
their computer in-box. The features will remain on the website so you can
at least read the answers to earlier questions.
dwellings on garden site 'stands''
by the potential developers to be allowed to build six attached dwellings and
two apartments on the site of Nantwich's old walled
garden has been turned down by the Planning Directorate, and the decision has
been confirmed. This picture shows models
of the homes [strictly copyright image, by the way]. Nantwich Walled
Garden Society, who opposed the plan, is now looking to the future. Read more here.
cyclists understand the signs?
is justified or not, cyclists have a reputation for thinking that road traffic
laws do not apply to bikes - just cars and the like. And in a couple of town
centre streets some riders seem to want to prove that by riding the wrong way,
to the possible detriment of pedestrians never mind vehicles.
THIS Nantwch corner has streets at right angles,
but here there 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. Visit the Flickr website and
search for more of his images.
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.