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Friday, 26 August 2016


Come and join us for a leisurely 7 mile circular walk, graded easy to medium, organised by the Hartford Civic Society following paths and tracks deep in the Cheshire countryside. 
Meet at ‘Hartford Hall’, School Lane, car park, at 09.30am on Friday 30 September. 
Returning 12.30pm. 
Dogs welcomed, but on a lead. 
Ring/ text/email John Swaffield 07764 212000  if you intend coming. Numbers restricted to 12 persons. Hope to see you!   

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Bramhall Hall trip - Wednesday 12th October 2016

Following our successful trips to Adlington Hall and Combermere Abbey, our next trip will be an afternoon visit to Bramall Hall,  ( ), on Wednesday 12th October. 

The coach leaves at 1.00 p.m. from the usual pick-up point outside the church on Chester Road. 

Numbers for this visit are not restricted, so non-members are most welcome to join us. Members will pay £12 and non-members £14, which covers the cost of the coach, a guided tour of the Hall and the driver's tip. 

Bramall Hall has only recently re-opened after extensive restoration. It is a black and white timbered Tudor Manor House  set in 66 acres of parkland with lakes, woods and flower banks. Our group will be divided into two smaller groups for the guided tour which includes The Great Hall, Banqueting Room, Chapel, Servants' Quarters and Victorian Kitchen and takes about an hour. We'll hear about the families who made the Hall what it is today and about the architecture and design of the building.

There is a walled garden mainly laid to grass, a courtyard with tables and chairs, a shop and a cafe which is run by a separate management. This will allow everyone to decide on their own refreshment needs and is therefore not included in the cost of the visit. 

Booking opens on 1st September and payment should be by cheque, please, made out to Hartford Civic Society, and should be delivered to 378 Chester Road. It will not be possible to offer refunds unless a replacement can be found.  

If you have further questions that have not been answered above, please phone Pat on 01606 882197.  

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Don't forget our photo competition

If you haven't already done so, why not take some photos around the village for our competition?

Links to the competition rules are in the left hand margin, along with details of where to send your entries.

You have until 28th August to get your photos to us. Only three per person please.

There will be a prize for the overall winner. The winning entry, plus the runners up, will feature in our 2017 calendar that will go on sale sometime in December.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

2016 Photographic Competition

We are holding a photographic competition this year. Residents of Hartford are encouraged to submit photos of the village and the best ones will be used in the Civic Society's 2017 calendar. There will also be a prize for the best overall photograph.

There is a new section in the left hand menu of this website, dedicated to the competition. All the rules can be found there and future correspondence regarding the competition will be announced there.

So get your thinking caps on for what might be the best location to photograph and have your cameras handy. Good luck.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

First Litter Pick of 2016

Happy New Year to all Hartford residents and we hope you all had a good Christmas.

There will be another litter pick this coming Sunday, 10th January, Please come and join us. We meet, as usual, at 10,00am at the bus stop at the end of Walnut Lane.

No need to let us know if you are coming. Just turn up if you want to help. If the weather is awful we may cancel, but there will be someone at the bus stop in case anyone still turns up, to let them know.

Future litter picking dates for your diaries:

Sunday 14th February
Sunday 6th March - a week earlier than usual to fit in with the "Clean For The Queen" event
Sunday 10th April
Sunday 8th May
Sunday 12th June
Sunday 10th July
Sunday 14th August
Sunday 11th September
Sunday 9th October
Sunday 13th November
Sunday 11th December

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Adlington Hall photos

On 30th September we had a very successful coach trip to Adlington Hall. Great location, superb weather. If you want to see some photos from the trip, look in Gallery on the left hand menu.

And many thanks to HCS Publicity Officer, Pat Hatfield, for organising the trip. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Hartford Names

Have you ever wondered about the names of the roads and streets in Hartford? Why are they as they are?

An exercise was carried out in the 1980s to find answers and additional work has been carried out recently to bring the details up to date.

The result is a 42 page document which has been stored on the Internet in Dropbox. If you wish to see the document - and perhaps download it - then the web address is as follows:

At some point in the near future an extra page will be added to the Hartford Civic Society website to incorporate the link to the document on Dropbox and so make access easier.