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
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.
Island power project all set to begin - if . . .
A PROJECT that will enable
events on Mill Island to have electricity without plugging
into mains power has come a whole lot nearer. A group of six
partners have made an appeal to individuals and
companies who could financially back the idea to sign up
to the project. Seeherefor more details
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.
report on the presentations
and the notice below.
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.
This year's Salt of the Earth
awards, which honour local people, groups and businesses who
have earned recognition for their voluntary work for
Nantwich, were hit by the coronavirus pandemic. See
here for more
about the event.