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
of excellent 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 more.
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
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.
"A Dabber's Nantwich"
is not a news website - although
topical items do
appear. It is a not-for-profit personal
Museum robbed of
NANTWICH Museum was robbed
of the fund-raising money it had received at the end of March at a
regular coffee morning. The was recorded by a security but the thief and
the money are still missing. Many people have come to the aid of the
Museum staging events to raise money and posting the theft on social
media. See more about it here.
Community hydropower scheme
A SCHEME that will use the
flowing power of Nantwich's River Weaver to create electricity for local use
has been expanded by the local energy company behind it. For more details,
see this page.
Building saved for the town is back on market
FAMOUS black-and-white building, Churche's
Mansion, has been put back on the market by its latest owners for
£1.85million. It is being sold freehold as a going concern. See
of events in Nantwich
A LIST of festivals and events which will be
held in Nantwich this year can be found here.
group wins yet another gold award
NANTWICH in Bloom, a group of volunteers helping
to look after the town's floral areas, has won another award in the North
West in Bloom competition. They are also behind a copse commemorating
everyone affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. See the article
More plaques mark Nantwich's
Nantwich's historic buildings have been recognised by plaques being placed on
them to mark the late Queen Eizabeth the Second's Platinum Jubilee. There are
now 16 such buildings in town with the previous plaques marking the centenary of
the Rotary movements in the 1980s. Visit this page
for more details.
Group raises funds - and more - for train coach
A GROUP of people associated with the miniature
railway that runs by the side of Nantwich Methodist Church have raised their
target funds to provide a coach for wheelchair users - and more. The excess
will be used for related uses. See here
for details of the miniature train and the appeal.
Come and join them
NANTWICH has a wide variety of
organisations which offer membership.
They include Women's Institutes,
history societies, choirs and bands or face-to-face instructions in a
particular hobby such as genealogy (family trees).
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.