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Wednesday, 23 October 2019

November's Litter Pick is CANCELLED

Our next litter pick has been cancelled.

It would have taken place on Sunday 10th November, but that would clash with the Remembrance Day parade in the village.

Anyway, there are currently far more leaves on the ground than litter, so we will give it a miss and meet again on December 8th.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Last Sunday's litter pick was a success

Despite pretty awful weather last Sunday, ten regulars turned out to do the litter pick and we collected 15 sacks of rubbish.

I would just like to thank everyone who helped. You contributions are invaluable and much appreciated.

As I was picking litter, a jogger ran by and said "Thank you" to me. While it was nice to receive some thanks, we don't do it for thanks. We do it to keep our local environment tidy. We could do with more people helping us and, more to the point, less people dropping the litter in the first place. Please spread the word.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Baddesley Clinton - A Great day out

Our coach trip, today, to Baddesley Clinton, was a great success.

The house was lovely and the gardens were magnificent.

And, despite all the rain we have had recently, it was superb weather from start to finish.

So, thank you to Pat Hatfield for organising it. Once again you chose the right day.

Numbers were down a little on our previous trips, possibly because of the recent lousy weather and possibly because it took place later than usual, October rather than September. But the ones who did go all had a great day out.

I attach some photos of the day:

The main entrance and the moat bridge

Side and rear view of the house and moat

The courtyard

The main reception room

There were more than a hundred different varieties of dahlia in the gardens. Here is just one of them

14th Century St Mary's Church, just across the fields from the house

Thursday, 12 September 2019


Here are the 12 winning entries, which will appear in our 2020 calendar.

The 2 overall winners were Dave Spencer and Caroline Coleman.

Well done to all of you and thanks to everyone who submitted photos.

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: