Historical Nantwich Online 81020# (1)

Nantwich Museum has announced a series of online talks for the Autumn called “Historical Nantwich Online”.

They will start on Wednesday November 18 with a “A Celebration of Salt, the story of Nantwich Brine” talk hosted by Graham Dodd.

For more than 2000 years Nantwich has benefited from brine springs associated with the River Weaver to produce high quality salt and subsequently supply brine baths valued for their medicinal properties.

On Wednesday November 25, “Joseph Priestley’s time in Nantwich” is by Helen Cooke.

This talk will focus on the life of the famous scientist, theologian and teacher who lived and worked in Nantwich between 1758-1761 and went on to discover oxygen.

Wednesday December 2, “The Great Fire of Nantwich” is held by Keith Lawrence.

The Great Fire of Nantwich by Herbert St John Jones, Nantwich Museum (1)

The Great Fire of Nantwich by Herbert St John Jones, Nantwich Museum

On 10 December 1583, a great fire swept through the town destroying much of the centre.

Although not an unusual event it is significant because of the survival of the documents showing the extent of the fire, how a national collection for the ‘Relief of Nantwich’ was organised and how this money was distributed to those affected.

Wednesday December 9, “1910 Lloyd George Domesday Survey” is by Bill Pearson.

The Valuation Office survey is described which includes detailed maps and residential data enabling family historians to locate exactly where their ancestors lived.

Records from this survey for Nantwich will be shown including details of properties and residents. Guidance will be given on how to access the survey.

And on Wednesday December 16, “Nantwich in Tudor Times” is by Graham Dodd.

This talk considers various aspects of life in the town and some of its people.

Find out more about what life was like in Nantwich over 400 years ago.

Participants can join the talks from 1.50 pm for a prompt start at 2pm.

Full instructions for joining will be provided when booking.

The cost is £5 per talk with all proceeds supporting the work of the Museum, a registered charity.

Tickets can be obtained online at: https://nantwichmuseum.org.uk/webinars-2020

For further information contact: Nantwich Museum on [email protected]; www.nantwichmuseum.org.uk, https://www.facebook.com/nantwichmuseum/, https://twitter.com/NantwichMuseum

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