Visit to John Rylands Library

Members of Nantwich museum's research group inside the John Rylands library

Members of Nantwich museum's research group inside the John Rylands library

As part of a project looking at the history of St Mary’s Parish Church members of the museum’s Research Group recently visited the John Rylands Library in Manchester where many historical church documents are held.

A selection of documents were reviewed including a prayer book and psalter complete with medieval music lines in which was recorded in handwriting the early eighteenth century births to the Ellenthorpe family.

A further find was a ‘New’ map of Cheshire dated 1786.