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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.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Hartford Victorian Christmas Fayre

The Civic Society had a stall at the recent Christmas Fayre. The event itself was very enjoyable and our stall created a lot of interest. We had chats with lots of residents, HCS members, prospective HCS members, a Committee member from Weaverham Village Trust (also on the Weaver Saltscape Committee), our always supportive Cllr. Patricia Parkes, and our MP, Graham Evans.

During the afternoon, Daniel Groves was presented with his award for being a very worthy winner of our 2016 Photo Competition:

Tuesday, 4 October 2016



Some numbers have come available in our Society Lottery. Each month a winner is announced, with the opportunity to win £30 for an ordinary number or £60 for a golden number. We have 4 ordinary numbers available at annual cost of £12 or 1 golden number which costs £24. If you want to sign up for one of these then please contact John Szostek as soon as possible.

01606 75441


As some of you may have seen, Hartford Co-op have a new fund-raising initiative to help local charities. Hartford Civic Society are one of the chosen charities for the next 6 months. If you are a Co-op member, or want to register to be, you can log onto their website and nominate which of their 3 current charities you want to support.

If you want more info on this please contact Tracey on 01606 75270