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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.

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)


  • 20 Mar 2024, 20:00
    Hartford, Bradburns Ln, Hartford CW8 1LU, UK
    Jim Mole, Chairman of the River Weaver Navigation Society will talk and discuss the nineteenth century buildings and structures adjacent to the River Weaver. Centere on the Navigation Yard, this one time major maintenance yard of the British Waterway Board is now up for sale, and there are concerns.
  • 16 Apr 2024, 20:00
    Hartford, Bradburns Ln, Hartford CW8 1LU, UK
    This presentation, given by the Moulton Crows themselves, will chart the history of the Moulton Crows from their birth in the early 1920's to the present day. Unemployed Village salt workers developed a unique way of generating income to feed their families.
  • 16 May 2024, 20:00
    Hartford, Bradburns Ln, Hartford CW8 1LU, UK
    Writer and broadcaster Eli Lewis-Lycett will present three fascinating tales from the region of Cale Royal including vanishing castles, county mystics, bloody revolution and more!

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