Would you like to learn more about the history of Nantwich? We can give you a guided tour of our historic town, and show you the actual spots in town where historic events took place.
As well as the tours that we feature the events section, the Museum offers tours of Nantwich for your own group. These can be either a general tour, or one tailored to meet the requirements of the groups taking part. The tours usually take between an hour and a half and two hours.
Some of the periods on which we are able to focus include: Tudor Nantwich, Victorian Nantwich, The Battle of Nantwich and the Civil War. We can also tailor tours to concentrate on a specific theme – such as industry in the local area.
The cost of the group tours will be around £3 per person. We usually aim for a minimum of six people.
For more information please contact us or telephone Kate Dobson on 01270 627104.
A Town tour in summer brought together two visitors from Canada with two American visitors whose relatives live close to the Canadians.
Brenda Gaetz and her husband, Charlie, were on a visit to Nantwich from Manitoba, Canada, while researching Brenda’s family history in Cheshire. Her mother, Dulcie Ogier, and aunt, Yvonne, were raised in an orphanage and foster homes in Guernsey after their mother died in 1934.
When the Channel Islands were threatened with invasion in 1940 the girls were evacuated to England. They went first to Bury, near Manchester and during the Second World War were variously billeted at Stoneley Green, Sound and Malkins Bank near Sandbach. They are also known to have attended school at Acton and Wheelock.
Brenda and Charlie were visiting David Fisher, the son of John and Sylvia Fisher with whom Brenda’s mother and aunt were billeted at Stoneley Green. Brenda is endeavouring to discover where her mother and aunt were between March 1942 and July 1946 when they arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, having sailed from Southampton on the Queen Mary. She is also keen to identify the name of the boat on which the children were evacuated from Guernsey.
St Mary’s Parish Church, Nantwich, has on display a flag which commemorates the stay of the children from Guernsey in the town.