History

FEATURE: Joey the Swan – fascinating history of Wistaston’s park

FEATURE: Joey the Swan – fascinating history of Wistaston’s park

The Joey the Swan recreation ground in Wistaston is named after an adult male cob swan that lived there in the 1930s.

In the 1930s a pair of swans – a cob and a pen – took up permanent residence on a pond or ‘stew’, opposite the Wistaston Hall.

December 31, 2020
How women played key role in famous 1644 Battle of Nantwich

How women played key role in famous 1644 Battle of Nantwich

As the annual “Holly Holy Day” celebration nears, historical writer Mark Turnbull retells the little known story of a regiment of women who helped save the town just days before the 1644 Battle of Nantwich.

January 12, 2020