Houses - Elm House, Pillory Street (1)

The popular “Lost Houses in Nantwich” book by local authors Andrew Lamberton and the late Robin Gray is set to return.

Originally published in 2005, the book has become a local “must have” for those interested in local history and the houses that have been lost in the town and its immediate locality.

In their introduction to the first edition, the authors observed how the rapid development of the town resulted in the loss of many houses and their aim was to document the buildings while still in living memory.

They defined the houses as: “Those that are no longer with us or have changed so dramatically in appearance as to be virtually unrecognisable from the original.”

The new edition of the book, is fully illustrated and now includes a number of public buildings.

The original text has been revised and there are an additional 50 photographs taken from the museum collection, some of which are in colour, while the maps are based on the 1851 Ordnance Survey map of the town.

1974 High Street showing Parr's Bank (later Natwest Bank) and an empty F.H.Burgess's shop (1) (1)
1974 High Street showing Parr’s Bank (later Natwest Bank) and an empty F.H.Burgess’s shop

Andrew Lamberton said: “It is important to acknowledge for their contributions members of Nantwich Museum’s Research Group and, in particular, illustrator Keith Harper for the new maps, Paul Topham for work on the photographs, Keith Lawrence for the typesetting and Linda Briggs for proofreading.

“Lost Houses in Nantwich” will be launched at the Museum on Saturday October 12 when Andrew will be available to sign copies between 10.30am and 2pm.

The book costs £15 and will be available from the Museum shop.

Contact Nantwich Museum on [email protected] or telephone 01270 627104.

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The Technical Institute
The Technical Institute
John Worral's Posting Mews, Beam Street (1)
John Worral’s Posting Mews, Beam Street
Lost Houses Front cover
Lost Houses Front cover

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