Society places more plaques on town buildings

  December 2022

A NANTWICH CIVIC SOCIETY PAGE

TO commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second, Nantwich Civic Society has been working with local businesses and organisations to install five new plaques on historic buildings in the town centre.  

   The plaques complement 11 others also located on local buildings. Many of those were erected in the 1980s to celebrate the centenary of the Rotary movement.

   For the new project, the Civic Society wanted to select buildings that were not only important for their age but are also significant for their social history. This includes the vital role played by the Civic Hall as a Covid-19 vaccination centre.

   Funding for the new plaques came from local businesses, the Rotary Club of Crewe and Nantwich Weaver, Nantwich Town Council and Nantwich Civic Society.

   The new plaques are on the Civic Hall, Chatwin's bakery (formerly Ye Olde Wyche Theatre), the building on the corner of Pillory Street and Hospital Street (Pockets Menswear - the original Christians showroom), Nantwich Museum (built as Nantwich Library on the site of the town jail), and the town bridge over the River Weaver

   Owners and tenants of the buildings celebrated the placing of the plaques with members of the Civic Society project team in early December.   

   A spokesperson for the Civic Society said ''The society is extremely grateful to the Rotary Club of Crewe and Nantwich Weaver; Nantwich Museum; Edward Chatwin; Hibberts LLP, solicitors; Pockets Menswear in the original Christians showroom and Nantwich Town Council.''

 

o  This article is based on a press release and photographs issued by Nantwich Civic Society.

 

         Celebrating the official placing of the five plaques are, left to right, Malcolm Reid (Nantwich Civic       Society), Kate Dobson (Nantwich Museum Manager), Anne Whaley (Hibberts LLP), Jeff Stubbs

 (Chairman, Nantwich Civic Society), Anthony Preston (Pockets Menswear), Diane Yates (President of the Rotary Club of Crewe and Nantwich Weaver) and Peter Brand (Nantwich Civic Society).

            Pictures: Edward Leetham 

 

   

The Civic Hall

Chatwin's bakery

Nantwich Museum

 

   

The former P.H.Chesters store

The River Weaver bridge

 

OTHER NANTWICH CIVIC SOCIETY PAGES

Sinking Square | Riverside project must continue | Who is responsible for lane? | Welcome guest at AGM | Council calls for action on lane | Town needs a regeneration scheme | Volunteers go to town on clean-up | First sign erected in Coed Wen | Bank volunteers help out again | The last of the Riverside signs is unveiled | Visiting society in town | Society calls for car parks studies (including the former gasworks site)

Having a bash at invader | Cub Scouts find interesting location for bird boxes

50th annual meeting of the Civic Society

Also: Societies get together to tidy the town

Other interesting items are: A new group steps in to continue the Riverside Project (A Letter from Nantwich) | Tales from the Riverside

 

 

 

 

The Civic Society website domain name is

 www.nantwichcivicsociety.org.uk

 

 

Click here for the society's Facebook page

 

 

The Nantwich Civic Society can also be contacted via Nantwich

Museum, Pillory Street, Nantwich, CW5 5BQ

 

 

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