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Saturday, 9 December 2017

Tomorrow's litter pick - CANCELLED

With snow on the ground, snow falling as I type this and more snow promised for tomorrow, the decision has been made to cancel tomorrow's litter pick.

If you were planning on coming along, Thank You very much. You can now have a well-earned lie-in instead.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

December's Litter Pick

The next litter pick will be on Sunday 10th December.

Meet at the bus stop at the end of Walnut Lane at 10.00am.

Everything will be provided. Just bring yourselves & suitable warm clothing.

Hopefully the weather won't be against us and we will be able to see the litter despite all the fallen leaves.

See you Sunday!

Monday, 27 November 2017


Don't miss the Victorian Christmas Fayre. It will be fun for the entire family.

The Civic Society's stall will be one of many in the Church Centre. See you there!

2018 Calendar Competition Winners

These are some of the winners of the Civic Society's 2018 Calendar competition, where children were invited to draw scenes from around Hartford.

Well done to all of you.

The calendars will be on sale at the forthcoming Victorian Christmas Fayre. Look for the Civic Society stall.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Photos from the Eyam trip

The day trip to Eyam was a great success. The place was fascinating and the rain held off until we were on our way home. Once again, thank you to Pat Hatfield for arranging everything.

Here are a few photos of the day:

Eyam Hall

Plague Cottage

The Plague Cottage plaque

Stocks and some of our party

Sun dial on Eyam Church

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:

Monday, 6 March 2017

Information & Photos of old Hartford wanted

This is a request in two parts:

1. I am interested in the history of Hartford and particularly interested in old photographs, particularly Victorian ones, but also 20th Century ones prior to 1990.This is purely for personal use. I am not planning to publish them or otherwise put them into the public domain. If you have any such photos that you are willing to share with me, could you please scan them and email them to:

along with any details about who took the photos and when & where they were taken.

I would be most grateful. Thank you.

2. The Civic Society is looking into the possibility of setting up a library of documents relating to Hartford, Northwich and the surrounding area. We are in the early stages at present and have not worked out how such a library would function nor, indeed, if it would be practical.

For a start, we are trying to catalogue all relevant documents that Civic Society members and Committee members have in their possession and we would appreciate it if you would let us know what you have and if you would be willing to either donate it to the library when it is set up, or retain it in your possession but share it with others on request.

As I said, the mechanics of such a library have yet to be sorted out. At the moment we are more interested in what is out there and what we could potentially use.

If you have anything you might be willing to include in a library, can you please email me at the above email address, this time simply stating that you have something. I can then get back to you to discuss what it is and how we use it. No need to attach anything at this stage.

Thank you again.