Mayor of Nantwich, Councillor Penny Butterill, opened the latest exhibition in the Millennium Gallery at Nantwich Museum, "River Weaver - a meander through time" which charts the story of the river and how it has shaped local history. Also attending were Mayor of Cheshire East Council, Councillor Arthur Moran and Laura Smith M P.
Nick Dyer, Chair of the museum trustees, who introduced the Mayor commented, "The museum is honoured that Cllr. Butterill has been able to come and open this fascinating exhibition. I am sure that Nantwich folk will be fascinated by the vital part that the River Weaver has played in moulding and influencing the history and present of our town - not to mention the tales of drownings and other goings on".
Exhibition events have included talks, a Family Fun Day, with still to come a riverside walk, a talk about the artist J M W Turner's visit to the town and children's workshops themed on the river.
Running concurrently in the Your Space Gallery is "Drawn from the Weaver", an exhibition which is part of a visual exploration of the river by local artists Pamela Field, Pauline Leaver and Celia Rowlands.
Admission is free to the museum and exhibitions which run until Saturday 9 September.
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