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Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Our next coach trip - please let us know which you prefer



The Society organises two coach trips each year, one  to a privately owned property and the other to a National Trust (NT) site. The first of these needs to cover the cost of admission and the cost of the coach. The second, because of the Society’s membership of Civic Voice, allows us one free visit a year to a NT site, leaving just the cost of the coach to cover.  

For our next trip, to an NT site, we invite you to decide which of two sites you would prefer:


or


Baddesley Clinton is a medieval moated manor house in the heart of the Forest of Arden.  It has good access for those of us with mobility problems.  The journey is a similar distance to the Chatsworth trip and will cost £16.

Kedleston Hall is a Palladian mansion, the seat of the Curzon family, and is near to Derby.  Access is more difficult as the upper floor can only be reached by a staircase. The journey is slightly shorter so will cost £15.

Non-members, as always, are very welcome to join the group but would need to pay the NT entrance charge if they are not already members - £11.00 for Baddesley and £12.50 for Kedleston. 

(They could, of course, join the society for £7.00 ! )

If you have a preference, please reply to me before the end of this month and let me know.  I can then make all the arrangements in good time for a visit on the last Wednesday of September or the first Wednesday in October.   

I will keep you informed.

Thankyou.

Pat


01606 882197

pat.hatfield@btinternet.com

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Chatsworth House trip a great success


Our trip to Chatsworth House last Wednesday was a great success. Again, we had glorious weather and the house and gardens were amazing.

There were no organised tours, so we all did our own thing, which meant that the following photos do not show our group of 35 happy tourists.

Thank you to Pat Hatfield for organising the day out. You came up trumps again.





Sunday, 30 December 2018

2019 Photo Competition - send us your photos of Hartford



2019 Photo Competition Rules



  • Entrants must live in Hartford (or have a Hartford relative)
  • This competition is open to all ages (but see below if under 16)
  • A prize for the overall winner and a calendar if your photo is chosen
  • Photos should:

-             Be of any subject or view that is special to Hartford

-          Be in colour and landscape format

-          Be taken by the entrant in Hartford

-          Have calendar appeal, so taken in any month

-          Be of sufficient quality to print A4 size

-          Might be a good photo you have already taken (any year)

  • Enter up to 5 photographs to maximise your chance of winning



How to enter (closing date 25th August 2019):

·         email your images as files to hcs.photocalendar@gmail.com, or

·         drop them off (saved to disc or as a print), or post them to
           HCS Photo Competition, 8 Lodge Lane, Hartford, CW8 1PS
(we will do our best to return prints, if your name is on the reverse.)

·         images can be sent now, as you take them, or sent all together

·         each image must include where and when it was taken

·         must include your full name, address, and contact phone number or email

·         must be your original work, (you must not be a professional photographer)

·         if you are aged under 16, we need your parent or guardian’s consent for you to enter and agree to these competition rules on your behalf

Judging:

·         will be by three Trustees of Hartford Civic Society

·         they will not know who took the photos, but will know your age if under 16 and want it to be taken into account

·         their choice of the overall winner and the winning photo for each month will be final

·         winners will be notified by 9th September 2019



You need to know:

·         By entering this competition you agree that your image may be used on the calendar and for any other publicity by Hartford Civic Society (e.g. on our website, Facebook page, or in the local paper and Hartford News)

·         Unless you request otherwise, your name may be printed with the image on the calendar or in publicity, should you be a winner

·         We won’t use or share your personal details for any other purpose

·         We want images true to life, so:

o   No images modified by filters, no stitching of 2 or more images together, or superimposing elements photographed separately.

o   You may, however, digitally improve your images in order to remove spots, blemishes or scratches, adjust the colour balance, or crop it to the format required.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Introducing the HARTFORD CIVIC SOCIETY LIBRARY

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 wilde.geoff@tiscali.co.uk 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:

https://www.cheshirepolicealert.co.uk/