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Thursday, 9 August 2018

Calendar Competition - Closing date for entries is 26th August.

Just a reminder that entries for the competition must be with us by 26th August, so time is running out.

Please see the message below for further details and for a link to the competition rules.

The theme is "In my garden", but Hartford gardens only, please.

Good luck.

LITTER PICK this Sunday, 12th August

Our next litter pick is this Sunday at 10.00am.

Hope to see you then. We meet at the bus stop at the end of Walnut Lane.

We provide everything. Just bring yourselves.

The weather forecast is not too promising. Rain and thunder predicted, but you never know. If it isn't too bad we will go ahead. If it is really wet we will cancel. Bring appropriate clothing just in case. If nothing else, we need the rain and it will make a change to get wet.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

May's Tissington Hall trip

The trip to Tissington Hall and the well dressings was, I am told, a great success.

Unfortunately I was not able to go, due to being on holiday, and that is why this is a little late appearing on the web site.

Three photos from the day out are included in the Gallery which can be found in the left hand menu of this site.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Reminder - This year's calendar competition

The Civic Society is holding another photographic competition for next year's 2019 calendar.

The theme is "IN MY GARDEN".

We want photos, taken in gardens in Hartford, which would be suitable for use in a calendar.

Click the following link for the competition rules:!AjMZ3lj60LjTg0u522tQaWMSEme8

Click the following link for a copy of the competition poster:


Saturday, 13 January 2018


Hartford Civic Society is proud to announce its new library of more than one hundred hardbacks, paperbacks, booklets, brochures and CD-ROMs. 

The library items are owned by various Civic Society Trustees. The books cover a wide range of topics, from the history of Cheshire as a whole; the history of Northwich and its surrounding areas - including Hartford; the history of Brunner Mond and ICI and its links to this area; the salt industry in the area and more recent topics of interest.

For now, we are only allowing our books to be borrowed by Civic Society members, so if you are interested in what we have and are not a member, maybe you would like to join us.

To browse the library and borrow books, there is a link entitled "HCS LIBRARY" in the Local History section of the left hand menu on this web page. That link takes you to a page that contains the "Library Catalogue" link. This link takes you to a spreadsheet that lists all the books in the library.

There are four tabs at the foot of the spreadsheet:

INSTRUCTIONS tells you how to use the spreadsheet and how to borrow books.
LIBRARY lists all the books in the main section of the library. They are in date of publication sequence.
SALT lists a number of leaflets on the salt industry, which are also available for borrowing.
OTHERS lists a few special books which the owners would rather not lend out, but which can be viewed with the owner's permission.

The library will continue to grow as we obtain more books in the future. If you have any books you would be willing to donate or lend to the library, please contact our librarian, Geoff Wilde, at or 01606 74587.

We would also like to hear from members with their views on the library and of any ways we can improve the service. Again, contact Geoff.

Happy browsing!

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Cheshire Police Alerts

Cheshire Constabulary have introduced a new service, which will, among other things, alert residents to any suspicious activities in their area.

To quote from their web site:
"Cheshire Police Alert is the community messaging system brought to you by Cheshire Constabulary and servicing the whole of Cheshire.
By registering with Cheshire Police Alert, you receive news and appeals, local crime information and crime prevention advice - direct to you as an e-mail, mobile text or voice message.
Registering with this site is completely free, and not only allows you to receive messages about your local area, but also allows you to feed back information to your local policing teams to help them better police your neighbourhood."

To sign up for this service, use the following link to go to their web site: