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Nantwich Museum is restarting its popular walking tours.

Options include a Riverside Walk, Lake and Woodland Walk, Town Tour and Welsh Row Tour.

The Riverside Walk introduces visitors to the river, its wildlife and history including its association with salt springs, some of which once made a major contribution to the prosperity of the town.

The water in the river can rise very quickly, and many townspeople have lost their lives in the river over the centuries.

The “Ouch! A slightly horrible history of health and disease in Nantwich” exhibition, running in the Millennium Gallery, tells us that in the 17th century some 30 people drowned in the river, partly as few had learned to swim.

When a 12-year-old boy drowned in the river in 1879 it was realised how few people could swim and a long pool at Bathing Meadow fed from the river via a sluice provided a place where people were encouraged to learn to swim.

Scheduled Riverside walk dates are September 11 and October 16.

There is also a Lake and Woodland walk which is scheduled for September 25 and October 30.

The meeting point for both walks is Nantwich Lake at 11am.

Scheduled dates for the next Town Tours are September 15 and October 9 and for the Welsh Row Tour October 20.

The Town Tours and Welsh Row walks commence at the museum at 11am.

All walks last approximately 90 minutes.

Costs are just £5 per person (£4 for Museum Members).

Numbers are limited and pre-booking is advised in person at the Museum Shop, by phoning 01270 627104 or by email.

Groups are welcome to book their own walking tours.

For further information contact Nantwich Museum on [email protected] or telephone 01270 627104.

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