FIFTY YEARS OF SOCIETY'S WORK
AN exhibition in the Millennium
Gallery, running until Saturday, January 20, celebrates the work of Nantwich Civic Society, which was founded in
Society is a voluntary organisation which campaigns to improve the
environment and the quality of life in Nantwich.
encourages good quality design in new buildings and
promotes the conservation of historic structures.
The exhibition tells how the society was formed at a time when Nantwich was witnessing many dramatic
changes, including the loss of buildings of historic and
Photographs in the exhibition provide a
selective view on buildings constructed in Nantwich over the last 50
years to help stimulate thoughts and comments about modern
architecture, and how new buildings might be designed in future, so
that they can best enhance the town.
Picture: Swine Market around 1967.
exhibition is accompanied by a
display of work produced by the Museumís Dementia Friendship Group
following sessions with artist, Kate Eggleston-Wirtz. Shoes were
used as a medium for exploring personal journeys and the exhibition
marks the culmination of a six-month project.
CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAYRE
popular Christmas Craft Fayre featuring goods made by the museum's
Craft Group will take place from 10.30 am to 3pm on Saturday,
November 25. Items for sale in aid of museum funds include Christmas
decorations and presents.
The Museum is an independent charitable trust run by
its members and a small staff. It is financed by donations,
sponsorship, and commercial activities such as the shop and various
Picture: Knitted Nativity figures
MUSEUM QUIZ NIGHT
THE Museum's second Quiz
Night will take place on Sunday, November 26, at 7pm, at Crewe
Vagrants Sports Club, Willaston. The quiz will be overseen by museum
volunteer and veteran quiz master Wyn Jones. There will also be a
raffle and light refreshments. Entry is by ticket only which cost £5
per person (including refreshments) and are available from the
four are ideal but not essential and could be made up on the night.
in aid of Museum funds will be held in the Museum on
December 1, January 26 and February 23, 10.30am to 12.30pm.
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
The Museum is calling for volunteers to help with the day-to-day
running of the museum. This includes education and work with
schools, leading town tours, front of house services (on the Front
Desk in the main gallery and shop), administration of the museum
collection, historical research, installation of exhibitions and
CONTACT THE MUSEUM on
email@example.com 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 pillory.
The museum is open from
10.30am to 4.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Admission free. The museum is a registered charity
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ARTIST'S WORK ON VIEW
of recent work by local artist
Gordon Lancaster is on
view in the Your Space gallery. Entitled "Kaleidoscope 3", it builds on the success of two earlier exhibitions at
Museum, with a variety of subjects selected to
appeal to a
Gordon Lancaster has participated in more than
90 exhibitions including
one-man shows. His work has been commissioned by, among others,
Coventry Cathedral and a number of Local Authorities and can be
found in public and private collections in this country and abroad.
Some of the paintings in the exhibition will be available for sale.
The exhibition runs until Saturday, January 6. Entry to the
museum and exhibition is free.
above "Betley Scene"; above right "Snowy Lane".
CHEESE ROOM RE-OPENS
The Cheese Room has re-opened after a revamp
which gave it new information panels, together with a fresh coat of
paint and other work. An audio video display also tells the story of
local cheese making.
WELSH ROW HERITAGE RESEARCH
The Museum's Research Group is studying
the history of Welsh Row, Nantwich, its people, buildings and
environs in preparation for next summer's exhibition. They are
looking for information, pictures, maps, artefacts and stories, etc.
Contact the Research Group at the Museum.
THIS year's recipient of the
Walter and Ada Dutton Prize is Molly Stone,
a loyal supporter of the museum over many years and
one time Trustee. Molly has been closely involved in all aspects of
the museum's management and the governance of schools in Nantwich
She received the award from
President of the Museum, Robert Stones (pictured) at
the Museum's Friends and Volunteers fifth dinner, held at Residence
restaurant in Mill Street, Nantwich.
The Dutton Prize, which includes a
specially-cast medal, was endowed by medal-maker Ron Dutton in
memory of his parents. Alderman and Mrs Dutton. Each year since 1990
the museum Board has been able to nominate for the prize unsung
heroes regarded as making an extraordinary contribution to the life
of the town.
MUSEUM VOLUNTEER DIES
Whatley, the Museum volunteer who was
featured on this page, has died at the age of 104 shortly after
moving to a care home in Dundee which was nearer to his son than his
THERE are more than 30 history booklets
in the museum shop, with more
being added all the time.
The new ones are: "Landscape with Mills in the Nantwich Hundred" by Andrew Lamberton and Graham Dodd";
"The River Weaver in Nantwich: An introduction to its History and
Science" by Helen Cooke and Scott Walker; and "The Parochial Library of St Mary's
Church" by Helen Cooke.
All booklets are £2.95.
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 website
- the booklets produced so far, the ones on the way, and those which
are proposed for future publication.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call in at the
museum. For more information visit the museum
or call in at the museum.