Archive for May, 2017

Nantwich Police throw 50-year party for loyal employee Betty Chesters

Nantwich Police throw 50-year party for loyal employee Betty Chesters

A surprise party was held in Nantwich to mark 50 years since May ‘Betty’ Chesters first started working for Cheshire Constabulary.

Betty was aged 28 when she joined the force as a tea lady and cleaner in 1967.

May 31, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News
Nantwich Town pre-season campaign takes shape

Nantwich Town pre-season campaign takes shape

Nantwich Town have lined up seven pre-season fixtures as new boss Dave Cooke looks to build ahead of the 2017-18 season.

Cooke and assistant player-manager Steve Jones will use the games to shape the team ahead of their 10th season in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division.

May 31, 2017 0 comments Football, Nantwich Town, Sport
Media students win ‘Best Short Film’ at Nantwich Film Festival

Media students win ‘Best Short Film’ at Nantwich Film Festival

Three Media students from South Cheshire College won Best Short Film at the Nantwich Film Festival for their film ‘Hysteria’.

The festival, organised by Nantwich Film Club with the support of Nantwich Town Council, featured a week of cinematic events.

Hough woman’s handbag stolen as she visited grave in Crewe

Hough woman’s handbag stolen as she visited grave in Crewe

Thieves stole the handbag of a pensioner while she visited a relative’s grave in Crewe, police have revealed.

The 72-year-old victim, from Hough near Shavington, had parked her car on Badger Avenue to visit the grave at Crewe Cemetery.

Reaseheath College floristry students prove hit at Chelsea Flower Show

Reaseheath College floristry students prove hit at Chelsea Flower Show

Nantwich floristry students proved they are among the nation’s best by taking top awards at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Reaseheath College diploma in floristry students were runners-up for the third consecutive year in the “Future Florist” national competition open to all colleges and training institutions.

Burland Hall weekend will raise funds for St Luke’s Hospice

Burland Hall weekend will raise funds for St Luke’s Hospice

The popular Burland Hall Country Fair is back on the calendar to help raise funds for St Luke’s Hospice.

The event will take place on Friday to Sunday June 9-11 in the grounds of a private home near Nantwich.

Former Nantwich Museum volunteer honoured for 23 years service

Former Nantwich Museum volunteer honoured for 23 years service

A former Nantwich Museum volunteer was honoured for his 23 years’ service when he re-visited the Pillory Street venue.

Allan Whatley, now aged 104, was presented with a painting of Nantwich Medieval Market by chair of the museum trust Nick Dyer in recognition of his service.

May 29, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News
Chris & Pui bring CBeebies family show to Crewe Lyceum

Chris & Pui bring CBeebies family show to Crewe Lyceum

Chris & Pui bring their hit CBeebies family show to Crewe Lyceum this week.

The production features songs, comedy sketches, a dash of magic and heaps of joining in on Thursday June 1 at 11am and 2pm.

Hundreds line streets for Nantwich ‘Weaver Wander’ classic car parade

Hundreds line streets for Nantwich ‘Weaver Wander’ classic car parade

Vintage vehicle fans crammed Nantwich’s streets for the ever-popular Weaver Wander classic car parade.

Wonderful vehicles of all shapes, sizes, colours and eras took part in the event, organised by the Crewe & Nantwich Weaver Rotary.

May 28, 2017 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
BMX bike fans flock from around UK for annual “Chesh-Air” cycling event

BMX bike fans flock from around UK for annual “Chesh-Air” cycling event

By Jonathan White
Old school BMX bike fans converged on South Cheshire for a social ride.

More than 50 people travelled from around the UK – from Nantwich to Norwich – for the annual ‘Chesh-Air’ event, organised by the ‘Crewe and Cheshire old school BMX’ group.

Nantwich Choral Society celebrates 60th anniversary of twin town Macon link

Nantwich Choral Society celebrates 60th anniversary of twin town Macon link

Nantwich Choral Society is celebrating the 60th anniversary of special twinning links between Crewe and Nantwich and Macon in France. Choir members travelled to Macon to perform a concert with their French counterparts as part of an exchange commemorating their long friendship and love of music. They joined L’Ensemble Arpege de Macon yesterday (May 27) in presenting John Rutter’s masterpiece[Read More…]

May 28, 2017 1 comment Human Interest, News
Very Best in Stand Up returns for final Nantwich show of summer

Very Best in Stand Up returns for final Nantwich show of summer

‘The Very Best In Stand Up’ returns to Nantwich Civic Hall on June 2 before taking a 12-week summer break.

And promoters have lined four class acts for the show in Danny McLoughlin, Matt Reed, Julian Deane, and headliner Nathan Caton.

Nantwich student picked for Nepal placement by Raleigh International Trust

Nantwich student picked for Nepal placement by Raleigh International Trust

A Nantwich student has been selected to volunteer in Nepal on an International Citizen Service (ICS) placement.

Grace Tripp, a South Cheshire College graphic design student, will be travelling to Makwanpur in central Nepal for 10 weeks in June.