Nantwich Museum

Nantwich Museum

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Second Edition of “Lost Houses in Nantwich” Book Launch

By popular demand Lost Houses in Nantwich, a book by local authors Andrew Lamberton and the late Robin Gray, is set to return in the autumn. Originally published in 2005, the book has become a local classic, a “must have” for all those interested in local history and the houses that have been lost in the town and its immediate locality.

1974 High Street showing Parr’s Bank (later NatWest Bank) and an empty F.H.Burgess’s shop.

In their introduction to the first edition the authors observed how the rapid development of the town resulted in the loss of many houses and their aim was to document the buildings whilst still in living memory. They defined the houses as:” those that are no longer with us or have changed so dramatically in appearance as to be virtually unrecognisable from the original”.

Elm House, Pillory Street, Nantwich.

The new edition of the book, is fully illustrated and now includes a number of public buildings. The original text has been revised and there are an additional 50 photographs taken from the Museum collection, some of which are in colour, whilst the maps are based on the 1851 Ordnance Survey map of the town. Speaking of the revised book, author, Andrew Lamberton, said: “It is important to acknowledge for their contributions members of Nantwich Museum’s Research Group and, in particular, illustrator Keith Harper for the new maps, Paul Topham for work on the photographs, Keith Lawrence for the typesetting and Linda Briggs for proofreading.

John Worral’s Posting Mews, Beam Street, Nantwich.

Lost Houses in Nantwich will be launched at the Museum on Saturday 12  October when author Andrew Lamberton will be available to sign copies between 10:30 am and 2.00 pm.

The book costs £15.00 and will be available from the Museum Shop.

The Techmical Institute, Nantwich

For further information contact: Nantwich Museum on enquiries@nantwichmuseum.org.uk or telephone 01270 627104