Northwich Heritage

Northwich and District Heritage Society was established as a registered charity in September 1985.

However, it had been in the making for some years before that, as a result of the efforts of John Chesworth, who was determined to create an organisation dedicated to the history and heritage of his home town. Encouraged by the Northwich Town Council, in late 1984, he headed a Steering Committee comprised of like-minded individuals and representatives of local organisations including the Weaver Hall Salt Museum.

The Northwich and District Heritage Society was established. John then led the way to charitable status and served for two years as its inaugural chairman.

Since those early days the Society has grown in strength. It now boasts about 300 members and meets roughly once per month between

October and June in Hartford.

PROGRAMME OF TALKS

  • 27 Oct, 20:00
    Hartford, Bradburns Ln, Hartford CW8 1LU, UK
    Peter Solan describes a number of various topics on this theme including Origins of Salt deposits, Cheshire salt field, salt extraction, growth of the salt industry, rock salt, open pan process and the history of the Lion Salt Works.
  • 25 Nov, 20:00
    Hartford, Bradburns Ln, Hartford CW8 1LU, UK
    Corey Estensen. Workhouses are synonymous with hard times, and most of us are familiar with the iconic images of poor food, regimented lives and cheap coarse uniforms. This talk looks at aspects of workhouse life that are less familiar, and may be surprising!
  • 06 Jan 2023, 20:00
    Hartford, Bradburns Ln, Hartford CW8 1LU, UK
    he Society extends a warm welcome of the return by Tom Jones to the Society. His talk will cover the two main theories explaining the development of the Rows, and reveal some interesting and little-known facts about buildings which form part of that structure.
  • 24 Feb 2023, 20:00
    Hartford, Bradburns Ln, Hartford CW8 1LU, UK
    Soap Making in Cheshire - Claire Moores will give a talk on the little known owners and workers of Cheshire's Soap Making Industry.
  • 24 Mar 2023, 20:00
    Hartford, Bradburns Ln, Hartford CW8 1LU, UK
    Andrew Fielding will be talking about the history of the boat lift, Northwich's salt and chemical industry and how it shaped the landscape, and local information about the Weaver Navigation and the trade it welcomed over the last couple of hundred years.
  • 28 Apr 2023, 20:00
    Hartford, Bradburns Ln, Hartford CW8 1LU, UK
    Stretton Watermill is a 14th century corn mill near Tilston. Kate Harland has been a miller at Stretton since 2004 and now manages the building as part of West Cheshire Museums.
  • 25 May 2023, 19:30
    Hartford, Bradburns Ln, Hartford CW8 1LU, UK
    The Society’s AGM at 7.30pm followed by at 8.00 pm Woodland Trust - Andrew Bonehill from the Woodland Trust will talk about the importance of trees in our lives and the work of the Woodland Trust, with some examples of their sites in Cheshire that are within reach of the Northwich area.

As a member of Northwich and District Heritage Society you enjoy free admission to the Society’s programme of talks listed below.

 

Non-members are welcome on payment of £1.50 admission fee at the door (cash & card payments accepted)

To see about further events for Northwich Heritage please visit our website: https://northwich-heritage.org.uk