I MAKE no apology for publicising a new book now on
sale in the town - simply because I had something to do with it!
I am one of the contributors and one of
the people involved in its production. I
checked the articles from the 34 other writers in a sub-editing role
(checking for grammatical or spelling mistakes, etc).
myself, the contributors wrote about themselves but from the point of view of
the organisation to which they belonged or their business. In my case it was the
five websites (see below) for which I am or was responsible, although I did work in a
mention of the
trilogy of Cheshire videos I am making.
Another reason I am bringing the book
to your attention is that all proceeds are for Nantwich Players' Theatre Project
- One Love Lane, Nantwich. I might have mentioned my connections with the
amateur dramatics group. The Players are raising £1.5million to convert their
current theatre building and the former funeral parlour (the eponymous One Love
Lane next door) into a theatre venue for the townspeople as well as their own
The book is the brainwave of Players'
member, Gareth Roberts - an active member, an actor, and stand-in for a busy
Father Christmas at the group's annual fund-raiser each December, etc. He is a
retired Crewe fire fighter and is well-known for his charity work - for which he
once received an "Oscar" from the then Mayor of the former Crewe and Nantwich
The 35 contributors include the Rev
Peter Chantry (Rector of St Mary's Church, Nantwich), Herbert Rowsell (former
headmaster of Nantwich and Acton Grammar School - now Malbank School), John Dodd
(of Nantwich Camera Club), Harry Corry (retired shoe vendor in the town), Adrian
Lawrence (a driving force behind the Nantwich and South Cheshire