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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Today's litter pick a success

Although some of our regular pickers were not able to help today, we still had a successful morning. It was lovely spring weather and I'm sure that helped.

Three new ladies came along today. I'm sorry I can't remember your names - I'm terrible with names - but your efforts were really appreciated and I hope we will see you again.

Altogether we collected ten sacks of litter, so THANK YOU to everyone who turned up and did a great job.

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.

March Litter Pick

Our monthly litter pick will take place this Sunday, 12th March, meeting at the bus stop at the end of Walnut Lane at 10.00am.

Some of our regulars cannot make it this month, so it would be wonderful to see some new faces.

We provide the pickers and rubbish bags - and very trendy day-glo yellow vests - so do come along and do your bit for the village. You can work alone or with friends, as you please.

We normally work until 11.30am, when we return to the bus stop with our full bags, which are then taken away by one of the team for collection by the Council.

No need to book. Just turn up. You will be most welcome.

Hope to see you on Sunday.

Coach trip to Mostyn Hall - UPDATE

There are still a few places left on this trip, so book now to ensure you don't miss out on what should be an excellent afternoon's experience.

See previous post for full details, but note that the closing date for bookings should have been 15th April, not the end of March.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Coach Trip to Mostyn Hall

Coach Trip to Mostyn Hall.

Mostyn Hall is a Grade 1 listed site which is open to the general public only on very few occasions each year.

The Civic Society has been able to arrange a private group visit  for the afternoon of Wednesday 10th May 2017.

A coach will leave Hartford at 1.00pm from the bus stop on Chester Road outside St John's church and should arrive at Mostyn Hall by 2.00pm.

The group will then be divided into two smaller groups and each will have a guide to lead them on a tour of the building. This will take about an hour.

Refreshments follow and after half an hour or so we will spend another hour being taken on a gentle stroll round  the extensive gardens.

The coach will begin its return journey at 5.00pm and should be back in the village by 6.00pm or soon afterwards.

The Civic Society does not aim to make a profit from these visits but it must try to cover the costs involved  -  the coach, guided tours and driver’s tip. Members will pay £23.50 and non-members, who are most welcome to join us on this occasion, will pay £25.00.

To book your place please phone Pat Hatfield on 01606 882197 or e-mail

Bookings need to be made by the end of March to allow time to cancel should we not have enough interest in the visit.  

Please provide contact details when you book so that, once we are sure we have sufficient numbers, we can request payment. 

Sunday, 29 January 2017

2017 Competition for children

Last year we held a successful photo competition.

This year we are holding a drawing competition, open only to children and young adults aged 18 and under.

The idea is that drawings will be done of recognisable places in and around Hartford. Winning entries will appear on each of the twelve monthly pages of the Hartford 2018 Calendar.

There are four age groupings for taking part, so 4-year olds won't be competing against 18-year olds. The groupings are: 0 to 6; 7 to 10; 11 to 14; 15 to 18.

There is also a second part to the competition - to design a front cover for the calendar.

For full details of the rules of the competition and where to send your drawings, please use the "2017 COMPETITION" link on the left of this web page.

Good luck.