YOU are looking at a
personal website that can show you various aspects
of this South Cheshire market and floral town.
you have a look at the site take a little time
(seven minutes) to view the slideshow on the left
featuring some of the town's attractive buildings.
Also, enjoy the
floral displays provided by Nantwich in Bloom
Committee and Ansa, a company owned by Cheshire East
Council that has brought us success in the annual In
you will then be drawn to come to Nantwich.
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 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 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
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 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 in the
town centre. (There are other
churches in town).
At the top of this panel are three images
(one more to follow when we get some decent snowfalls) of the seasons of the
year as seen in
The Gullet, one of our quaintly-named streets. Left to
right is a spring scene with the leaves just bursting forth, summer with the
leaves all but hiding St Mary's Parish Church, and an autumn scene.
Dabber's Nantwich" is not a news website - although topical items do
Sorry, no more
questions to contributors
from now on we cannot accept questions for two of the popular features on this
They are Ask Andrew and Family Lines. This not a commercial website and the
amateur contributors don't have time to delete hundreds of spam e-mails from
their in box. So, blame the spammers who seem to think they have the right to
bombard people with e-mails. The features will remain on the website so you can
at least read the answers to earlier questions.
survive battle onslaught
the daffodils planted on Mill Island last year might be trampled under foot by
soldiers re-enacting the Battle of Nantwich were unfounded. A number of beds of
daffodils, planted by Cheshire East Council, were welcomed last year, but this
year the mild winter weather encouraged the flowers to appear earlier - right on
the site where the English Civil War skirmish is re-enacted every year. See
here for the full story.
on walled garden site?
apartments are destined to appear on the Nantwich scene sometime in the future
if a firm of developers get their way. Nice apartments, but not on these chosen
site, please. These are, of course, model homes for the proposed development
[strict copyright image, by the way]. On the other side of the fence - opposed
to a walled garden site as the location of the new homes - is Nantwich Walled
Garden Society. Read more here -
including the application submitted for the historic site.
show-stopping event - this is real
on the Barony Park were given a vivid demonstration of the vital work of the air
ambulance service recently when a helicopter of the North West Air Ambulance
charity landed. But this was no sideshow - they came to take a patient to
hospital. For more pictures see here.
cyclists understand the signs?
is justified or not, cyclists have a reputation for thinking that road traffic
laws do not apply to bikes - just cars and the like. And in a couple of town
centre streets some riders seem to want to prove that by riding the wrong way,
to the possible detriment of pedestrians. Read more
down on Nantwich
not in any way denigrating the South Cheshire town. A new feature for the
website takes a look at Nantwich from a high-wing Cessna aircraft. Local
historian, Andrew Lamberton, turns his attention to modern Nantwich with the
help of a former schoolfriend. Visit this page to see
church on pilgrimage route
of St Mary, Nantwich, is one of the must-see buildings for tourists visiting the
town. But now the 665-year-old sandstone building is one of the ports of call
along a newly-devised Two Saints' Way between Chester and Lichfield. The Way and
a new interpretation board (right) are featured in this
Letter from Nantwich.
The church has become a member of the Greater Churches Network.
Bellringers in peal bid
BELLRINGERS at St Mary's Parish Church in the centre of town set out to ring a
special peal to mark the 800th anniversary of the introduction of the Magna
Did they succeed? See (and hear) here
for the answer.
The experts who write for
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
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heroes' details amended
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 appears in "Where The Fallen Live Forever", by Mark Potts and Tony Marks,.
Also in the book are details of three "lost"
war memorials found locally.
More than 1,000 soldiers from the Nantwich and Crewe areas were killed
in the First World War.