Pages of the website are being revamped. Please
bear with me as I do it.
to a personal website about Nantwich - the place where they pay you to
live! Or so some wits say (see
The town is served with a number 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
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 website.
Pictured top left is
a sign in Middlewich Road - there are others on other sites in the town - proclaiming
support for the Britain in Bloom competition.
Left is a picture taken at apple blossom time at St Mary's Parish Church, the
Church of England place of worship in in the town centre. (There are other
churches in town).
On the right-hand side of this panel are two pictures
(with two more to come) of the seasons as seen in
The Gullet, one
of our quaintly-named streets. Top right is a spring scene with the leaves just bursting
forth (after a poor winter weather-wise) and above right, autumn in a previous year.
"spend a penny" in Nantwich
with only one public toilet
THE Queen's Diamond Jubilee
weekend, 2012. Pictures of local events
can be found
starts on Roman artifacts site
which was checked for Roman artifacts is now the scene of building activity as a
homes developer starts work there. It used to be the site of a thriving Nantwich
about old property revealed
resident whose home stands on the site of an elegant property (left) wanted to
know more about the old building. So she asked Andrew Lamberton - and got the
answers she was seeking. More
War heroes' details
A WOMAN contacted war expert and author Mark Potts with some information
about three Nantwich brothers killed in the First World War, after he
asked for more details. Her information also corrected an error and the
correct version will be in a new book due out in 2014 - marking the 100th anniversary
of the start of the First World War. Together with that will
be news of the discovery of three "lost" war memorials
The soldier pictured here is
one of more than 1,000 from the Nantwich and Crewe areas who were killed
in the First World War. He is Mark's great uncle.
link with First World War poet
RESEARCH by Nantwich historian, Andrew Lamberton,
has shown a family link with Wilfred Owen, the famous First World War poet, and
the town. His grandparents were born here in the early 19th century.
Just how old is this "magpie" cottage?
HERE is a test of knowledge for people who
are sure they know the town's buildings. Not a lot to see, you might
think, but is there a clue in the picture? For the answer see this
Old Nantwich Pictures item.
NEW MATERIAL ADDED - Folk museum idea for cottages
LINKS to more articles you may like to read can
be found on this page
He can do more than grow flowers
NANTWICH gardening expert Doug Butterill can do
more than talk about flowers and grow them to perfection. He can create great
images like the small tortoiseshell on a dahlia in his garden, above.
Trying out a new mobile phone, he
took a look around his plot and happened to be there when the butterfly landed.
I was in town the other day and he
was queuing in a shop. But he abandoned that to dash out and show me the image
with great pride.
On the right is a "comma" butterfly
enjoying the autumn sun on a hosta leaf. Doug said: "They had become quite rare
but numbers have now increased."
Doug recently stood down from the
post of Chairman of Nantwich in Bloom Committee (although he is still a member)
and is now an ambassador for the Royal Horticultural Society, working through
North West in Bloom with residents of the Sherbourne Estate in Crewe.
While I am the owner of, and main contributor to, "A Dabber's
Nantwich" - a point that some visitors
don't seem to understand! - the regular reports from
representatives of local groups listed
below add extra interest to the website. My thanks to
JOYCE Webb is the
Team Leader of Nantwich Litter Group, an organisation that keeps the town looking tidy.
: End of the year for litter picking dates
Group Leader of the
Nantwich Group of the Family
History Society of Cheshire. So who better to answer questions
about family tree matters? Go to his "Family
Lines" if you have a question.
q Paul was elected
Chairman of the Family History Society of Cheshire at the
October 2012 AGM at Mobberley.
WHAT IS A DABBER?
They use dabbers in painting, plate making, brass rubbing . . . and bingo. In
fact, anything where you need to dab! It is the name of a particular type of
boat. But here in Nantwich we tend to think of ourselves as Dabbers. Why?
There are various theories. Click on this
link to find out more.
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
I am often asked how
I pronounce my surname, Brough. Is it as in brow, throw, cough, through or Bruges, people
ask. None of the above. It is said as you would say Bruff - which is often how
people spell it if I don't tell them otherwise.
Other websites by me
You may like to visit the following websites for
which I am the webmaster.