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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)

  • 24 Feb, 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, 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, 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, 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.

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