PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKS ON SHOW
NANTWICH Camera Club's 2018
Photographic Exhibition is on show in the Millennium
Saturday, January 5.
Featuring recent work from
members of the club, the annual event is always
received and includes print and projected images. There is a wide
range of inspiring subjects.
A number of the prints will be available for sale
and, as usual, visitors will be invited to choose their favourite
oImages: "Golden Eagle" by Robert Gough and "Riding Out" by Bryan
CONCERT, Saturday, December 22, 11am to 12 noon. It is a drop-in concert of Christmas music
led by Wistaston Singers.
concert is free, although donations to the museum are always greatly
OPENING. The Museum will close at 4.30pm on Saturday, December
22 and reopen at 10.30am on Wednesday, January 2.
COFFEE mornings are held in the Millennium Gallery on the last Friday of each month
(except bank holiday weekends) in aid of museum funds.
THE Museum hosts a Dementia Friendship Group which meets at 2pm on
the first and third Monday of every month. It is open to anyone
living with dementia, their carer, family and friends. No charge is
made to attend the meetings. For more details visit
"NANTWICH PUBS" BOOK LAUNCHED
has never lacked somewhere to drink. That fact is made very clear in
"Nantwich Pubs", a new book at the Museum.
Complied by local authors Andrew Lamberton and Bill
Pearson, the 164-page, fully illustrated book, costing £11.95, is a
comprehensive street-by-street review of local pubs past and
present, the past breweries in the town and the ghosts which haunt
The book is being sold through the
Museum Shop and other outlets throughout the town with all profits
being donated to Museum funds by the authors.
THERE is a wide range of history booklets in the museum shop, with
more always added. The booklets cost £2.95 or £3,95. They are
selling well and so some may not be available when you call in, but
more copies are being printed all the time.
Full details are available on the museum
- the booklets produced so far, the ones on the way, and those which
are proposed for future publication.
o See a review of two
SPECIAL OFFER FOR WOULD-BE FRIENDSl
is a special offer for anyone wishing to support the museum by
becoming a Friend - with no subscription renewal required until
Membership includes e-mail newsletters, discounts on
talks and events, invitations to exclusive member events and an
opportunity to vote at the AGM.
Individual membership costs £20 and Families
£30. Application forms are available from the museum or can be
downloaded from the museum website.
independent charitable trust run by its members and a small staff
the museum is financed by donations, sponsorship, commercial
activities such as the shop and various grants.
TOUR THE TOWN
GUIDED tours of Nantwich are
led by volunteers from the museum, either as a general
tour for members of the public, or an exclusive one
tailored to meet the requirements of a group.
They last for
between an hour an half and two hours and can feature
Tudor Nantwich, Victorian Nantwich, the Battle of
Nantwich, and the Civil War. Or they can have a specific
theme such as industry in the local area to suit a
The tours cost
£2 per person for a minimum of six people. Larger groups
or parties of individuals may be split into smaller
parties so that participants can hear the leader of the
tour and see any relevant object easily.
To join an
arranged tour, or to set up one for your group,
telephone 01270 627104, e-mail
email@example.com, or call in at the
museum. For more information visit the museum
or call in at the museum.
CONTACT THE MUSEUM on
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01270 627104.
www.nantwichmuseum.org.uk. Or visit
https://twitter.com/NantwichMuseum. Or call in to the
museum in Pillory Street (CW5 5BQ) - opposite the
The museum is open from
10.30am to 4.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Admission is free. The museum
is a registered charity.
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EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN - A LOCAL PERSPECTIVE
A NEW exhibition,
"Empowerment of Women - a local perspective", in the Your
Space Gallery of the Museum, will run until the New Year.
members of the museum's Research Group, the exhibition celebrates
the centenary of the earliest successes of the women's suffrage
campaign. In 1918 women first got the
right to vote in elections for Parliament, but only if they were
property owners aged over 30. It would be another 10 years before all
women could exercise this right in the same way as men.
It also celebrates the lives of three local women
in different ways and at different times, took up the causes that
the women’s suffrage movement fought for: the writer and community
activist Helen Macfarlane, champion of women’s rights; Ada
Nield Chew (see below); and most recently, Gwyneth Dunwoody
long-serving Member of Parliament for Crewe and Nantwich.
Image: Ada Nield Chew, painted by Les Pickford
lTHE Museum is seeking funding for
As an independent museum and registered
charity, the museum depends on local authority grants but must
itself fund more than half its operating costs. It is for this
reason it is seeking £300 to meet the cost of the exhibition
through Crowdfunding, which can be accessed through Just Giving at
Donations, however small will be greatly appreciated.
FIRST WORLD WAR COMMEMORATED AT MUSEUM
THE Museum is commemorating the centenary of the 1918
Armistices of the First World War with exhibitions.
"Empowerment of Women - a local
perspective", an exhibition in the Your Space Gallery examines ways
in which women involved in the war were reflected locally. (See
Other exhibitions in the museum feature
memorabilia, including medals from the period and the Herbert St
John Jones 1915 painting, "The Angels of Mons".
DUTTON PRIZE AWARDED
Parkin, well known for her work with the local RedShift Radio, is the
recipient of this year's Walter and Ada Dutton Prize.
It was presented to her at the sixth Museum Members and Volunteers
dinner at Residence Restaurant, Nantwich, by the Chair of the Museum
Board, Nick Dyer (picture).
Commenting on the award, Nick recounted
"the many aspects of town life to which Liz has contributed." These
included the Nantwich Show, the Holly Holy Day event, organisation
of the Big Day Out, VE Day Celebrations, and the Doggy Day Out. "The
list goes on," he said. Of particular note was the work done by Liz
to promote charities and businesses through broadcast, networking
and social media.
The Dutton Prize, which includes a
medal, was endowed by medal-maker Ron Dutton in memory of his
parents Alderman and Mrs Dutton. The medal features an image of St
Mary's Church, Nantwich, as a symbol of the town and its community.
Each year since 1990 the Museum Board has nominated for the prize
unsung heroes regarded as making an extraordinary contribution to
the life of the town.
The evening concluded with a talk by
Rodney Cottrell outlining the national and local work of the Royal
National Lifeboat Institution with particular reference to the
success of the boat Audlem Lass which so far this year has
carried, in aid of RNLI funds, more than 5,000 passengers and 400
dogs on its service between Audlem and Overwater Marina on the
Shropshire Union Canal.
AWARD FOR BARRIE
volunteer, Barrie Astbury, has received a "Salt of the Earth" award
from the then Mayor of Nantwich, Cllr Penny Butterill. It is the
Community Volunteer Award for his work which includes educational
projects and town tours for the Museum.
A citation said these "help to fulfil the
function of a community museum and support it financially."
Previously, Barrie received the Dutton Medal presented by
the Museum. Nantwich man Ron Dutton produces the medals in memory of
his parents, Alderman and Mrs Walter J. Dutton.
For the full list of this year's award winners,