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Perdita romps home a winner

"Mr Walsh’s Perdita, with jockey up, on Nantwich Racecourse"

The Museum is celebrating a special acquisition after successfully bidding for an oil painting depicting a horse on Nantwich Racecourse, dating from 1781. The painting – Mr Walsh’s Perdita, with jockey up, on Nantwich Racecourse – is by artist Benjamin Killingbeck who specialised in painting horses and dogs. It came up for auction at Christie’s… (read more)

Hurleston Brooch

A medieval brooch discovered in 2009 during a metal detecting rally at Hurleston, near Nantwich, is on show at the Museum. Known as the Hurleston Brooch, the solid gold artefact, which is about 30mm across, is highly decorative, ornate and a fine example of its type. It must have belonged to a wealthy individual and would… (read more)

Roman Artifacts Now on Display

Roman heads

A selection of Roman artifacts from the 2002 Kingsley Fields excavation conducted by Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit and funded by Bellway Homes Limited have gone on display at Nantwich Museum. The excavation is regarded as one of the most important to have been carried out in Nantwich and revealed a Roman industrial site engaged in… (read more)

Clock making in Nantwich

clock at Nantwich Museum

by Andrew Lamberton ALTHOUGH Nantwich is noted for its salt, leather and clothing trades, it is not generally appreciated that the town was an important centre for clock making. The museum has catalogued as many Nantwich-made clocks as possible. Photographs have been taken of each clock and a description has been included.  The catalogue consists… (read more)

Nantwich Artists

Herbert St John Jones DURING the first quarter of the 20th century, Herbert St John Jones, an artist in both water colour and oils, was an animal painter with a reputation for excellence throughout the United Kingdom. He was born in 1872 in Shrewsbury and at the age of four or five moved to Nantwich… (read more)