Out of Town organisations and venues
Cheshire Street, CW3 0AH
Audlem History Society
Meets on the third Thursday of the month at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome. Annual membership £12. Visitors £3 per meeting. Refreshments. The society looks after the Audlem History Archive (see here). Secretary: Dorothy Jones 01270 811814. For more details visit https://www.audlem.org/whatson/audlem-history-society.html or http://history.audlem.org
February 20: "Chalk and Cheese - local trade and agriculture during the canal era". Robert Ginder.
March 19: "Thomas Becket - saint and martyr or turbulent priest?". Roger Wickson.
April 16: "Andrew Fuller Chater - Rector of Nantwich and his role in the 1849 cholera epidemic". Graham Dodd.
May 21: "Locating Manchester's Anti-Suffragists, 1909 to 1914". Kathy Percival.
June: Walk round Whitchurch. TBC.
July: Visit to Norton Priory. TBC.
September 17: "Welsh Drovers - a story of the hazards faced in getting their beasts to market." Wyn Jones.
October 15: "The Danny - a unique steamship that survived to sail again". Sheila Leonard.
November 19: AGM followed by "A Celebration of our first 40 years".
December: Christmas lunch. TBC.
South Cheshire Embroiderersí Guild and Connected Threads. The South Cheshire Branch of the Embroiderer's Guild meets on the third Thursday of the month (except August and December). Meetings, at 10am, start with tea, coffee and biscuits, followed by a speaker. A series of mini, one- and two-day workshops are also held throughout the year.
Membership is open to anyone interested in embroidery. Entrance fee to meetings is £2 for members, £4 for non members.
ADAPT - Audlem and District Acting Positively for Transition. The group finds ways to enjoy living well today while safeguarding the future. Members meet once a quarter to share information, co-ordinate activities, discuss issues of mutual concern and make decisions for the benefit of the whole group.
also arrange public presentations of matters
relating to home energy, food, and
They have published 30 cycle maps for the area.
The group meets outside The Bridge Inn at 10.30am on the second Sunday of each month to ride the routes.
For more information visit http://adapt.audlem.org/contact.html
lFind more organisations on the village website: www.audlem.org.
Cross Lane, Church Minshull, CW5 6EW
Bridge sessions, three Tuesdays a month (not first Tuesday), 6.45pm for 7pm start. Improvers group every Friday, 9.45am. Beginners class, every Thursday (£5 club membership; £2 a week to book a table). Lunch 'n' Bridge sessions on the first Tuesday of the month at Vale Royal Abbey Golf Club, 12 noon. Details: John Owen (01270 522654) or Christine Dawson (01270 522253).
94 Main Road, Worleston, CW5 6DN
Weaver (Nantwich) Probus Club, meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month for talks by visiting speakers (after coffee). The club also arranges visits to places of interest, luncheons and evening meals. The club has a few vacancies and can arrange a taster visit to a meeting. Details: Ron Gartside (01270 628260) or email@example.com.
Overwater wheelyboat for wheelchair-access boat trips along the Shropshire Union Canal for adults and children with disabilities. This is run by volunteers. The cost of a trip is a donation. Meals and refreshments at Bridge 80 Cafe. To book, call Overwater Marina on (01270) 812677 or Rodney Cottrell (Chairman) on (01270) 811454.
Events staged by or at these venues will also be mentioned on What's On - Out of Town . . . as long as I find out about them!
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Willaston and District History Group, also covering Shavington, Stapeley, Wybunbury and Wistaston. Aiming to research, document and share historical Willaston and surrounding parishes. Meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm. Non-members welcome except where indicated otherwise. £1 for members, £2 for visitors. Details from the Chairman, Shirley Brazier (01270 569963). Tickets, where needed, from Shirley Brazier.
March 4: The history of Rolls Royce with Dr Bryan Rae.
April 1: Childhood memories of Willaston by Roger Hinde.
May 6: Crewe's Fustian Mills by Sandra Kinnear.
June 3: Welsh Row - a virtual tour with Andy Ridgeway.
July 1: Travellers' Tales of The Marches, an illustrated talk by Graham Dodd. Followed by the AGM for members only.
August 5: No meeting.
September 2: Cheshire High Noon - a lighted-talk about Cheshire history from Roman days to the present.
October 7: Important Houses in Stapeley, by Andrew Lamberton.
November 4: Servants at the Big House. David Cooke looks at life in domestic service through the 1900s.
December 2: Christmas Special, with Dave Poynter on life in the 1960s.
South Cheshire Recorded Music Society. First and third Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm. For anyone interested in classical music. All welcome. Details: 01270 624878 or www.thefrms.co.uk.
Chester Road, Acton, Nantwich. CW5 8LG. Car park opposite the former The Star public house.
Nantwich Flower Club, meets on the third Wednesday of the month (no meeting in December), 7.30pm, for "an evening of fun, friendship and flowers. Motto: "Friendship through flowers". Watch a demonstration, learn new ideas, tips, colour schemes, and workshops, Annual subscription: £32. Visitors welcome, £5. Details from 01270 626776.
Demonstrations listed on the website:
Zumba Fitness by Dancing. Mondays at 8.15pm. Details: Lynne 01270 663958. www.crewenantwichzumba.co.uk.
Main Road, Wybunbury, CW5 7LY
Nantwich Bridge Club, play duplicate every Monday, 7pm. Competitions throughout the year. Visitors, juniors and new members welcome. Teaching not offered, but Crewe and Nantwich U3A (01270 611714) run a class in the hall. Bridge Club Chairman: Clive Hutchinson, 01270 662411. Or contact: Barrie Milnes, 01270 842854. Affiliated to the EBU. www.bridgewebs.com/nantwich
Sing Up! on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm. Singing a variety of styles and songs. Sessions £4 per person - one free taster session to see if you like it. Regular concerts in the local area and group get-togethers. More information from Susan on 07563 020170.
Wybunbury WI, meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm. No need to know how to bake, make jam or know the words to "Jerusalem". Go along and join. More details: visit www.wybunburywi,org,uk
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mill Lane (off A51), Blakenhall, CW5 7NP
The Village Hall is available for hire and events are staged by the committee. Patron, Lady Delves Broughton. Contact Diane Brindley ("at reasonable times") on 07899 851267.
The Community Hall is available for hire. Various groups currently meet in the hall. Visit the website. Contact Stapeley Parish Council Clerk, Carol Jones, on 01270 812065, Monday to Friday, or e-mail email@example.com
London Road, Stapeley, CW5 7JW
Nantwich Natural History Society. Meets on the third Thursday of the month at 7.30pm. Non-members welcome. Details: John Wornell (01270 629123) firstname.lastname@example.org
Crewe Road, Willaston, CW5 6NE
South Cheshire Model Engineering Society. Meets in the clubhouse behind the Peacock Hotel on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.45pm. Details of members' club nights can be found on the website, www.southcheshiremes.com.
Contact the society at: email@example.com.
Public Running Days
(Sundays unless stated otherwise)
April 5 and Monday 13 (Bank Holiday); May 3 and 17;
June 21; July 5 and 19; August 2 and 16; September 6 and 20.
o The society will be hosting a Public Running Day on June 7 as a Fundraising Day for Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group between 12 noon and 4pm. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the group. Further details will follow.
o The Society Gala / Public Open Day will be held on Saturday, September 12. A diesel outline locomotive will run from 12 noon to 1pm and then a steam locomotive from 1pm to 4pm - depending on the availability of the steam engine.
With the exception of the open day, all dates are subject to fair weather conditions.
7 Wistaston Road, Willaston, CW5 6PU
Art Club for soft pastel artists, Thursdays, 9.30am to 12.30pm. Information: Peter Hargreaves, 01270 509814.
Wybunbury Road, Willaston, Nantwich, CW5 7ER
Wyche Malbank Probus Club, meets on the second and fourth Wednesday mornings of the month. Coffee and business matters followed by a speaker. Social events including luncheons, visits, and special occasional meetings to which non members are invited. Secretary: David Clews, 01270 668553.
Main Road, Worleston, CW5 6DN
Worleston and District Bowling Club. Meets for indoor short mat bowls on Fridays between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Membership £5. £3.15 per person, including refreshments. Meet new friends in a social scene with friendly people. Contact the village hall: (01270) 629733.
Worleston and District Table Tennis Group meets on Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. For people wishing to learn or improve their table tennis skills in a social scene with friendly people. £4.50 per session, including refreshments. Under 16s, £2.50, For details contact Louise on (01270) 623364 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Worleston Women's Institute meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7.15pm. The place to make new friends, learn new skills and have a good time. There are talks on various subjects. Contact Annita Grunner, President, for further details (01270 629164),
or visit the hall's website and check under "Groups".
Crafting Circle, meets on Thursday evenings at 7pm. All welcome. Crafters: come along and share your skills. Contact Louise on email@example.com or on (01270) 629733 or 623364.
Cholmondeley Road, Wrenbury, CW5 8HG
Wrenbury Art Group. Every Friday, 1.30pm to 4pm. Beginners and accomplished artists. Details: Carolyn Dutton, 01270 781059.
Wrenbury and District Model Railway Club. Meets every Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm. Non members welcome. Contact: David J. Houghton (Secretary) 01270 781113. http://wrenburymodelrailwayclub.btck.co.uk
57 Main Road, Wybunbury, CW5 7LY
South Cheshire and Vale Royal NRAS Group. A branch of the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society. A local group for people living with rheumatoid and inflammatory arthritis, their families, friends and carers. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01628 823524. www.nras.org.uk
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