Nantwich Museum Announces Autumn Local History Courses.

Nantwich Museum has announced two local history courses taking place in the autumn.

"The Civil Wars in Cheshire" re-runs last year's successful course, beginning 7.00 pm Wednesday 16 October, and ending Wednesday 13 November. The programme covers:

Week 1. The War arrives in Cheshire - 1642. 
Week 2.
The lead up to the Siege of Nantwich - the campaign of the "Irish Royalist Army - 1643.
Week 3.
The Barthomley Massacre – a review - December 1643.

Week 4. The Siege and Battle of Nantwich - January 1643/1644.     

Week 5. The Siege of Chester and Brereton's search for support.

The evening sessions run from 7.00-9.00pm. The cost is £50.00 which includes course materials and refreshments.

"Aspects of the History of Nantwich" is a new course beginning at 2.00pm Wednesday 6 November running over six weeks until Wednesday 11 December. The programme covers:

Week 1. Roads and the development of Nantwich.

Week 2. Nantwich Railways.

Week 3. Story of Nantwich Brine and Salt.

Week 4. The Lost Churches & Chapels of Nantwich

Week 5. The Canal at Nantwich.

Week 6. Agriculture and Cheshire Cheese.

The afternoon sessions run from 2.00-3.30pm. The cost for the course is £25.00 (Museum Members £20.00) or £5.00 (Museum Members £4.00) per talk.

Numbers for each course are limited so early booking is recommended.

For further information contact: Nantwich Museum on or telephone 01270 627104; Website:

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