Nantwich Museum

Nantwich Museum

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Posts filed under Civil War

The Civil Wars in Cheshire – Evening Class

Detail from a picture by Les Pickford of soldiers approaching Nantwich during the Civil War

Following the success of an evening class in 2017, Nantwich Museum is running a further course focussed on the English Civil Wars. Entitled The Civil Wars in Cheshire, the five week course takes place on Thursday evenings, 4th October – 1st November 2018, and aims to provide an understanding of the local war. Course tutor,… (read more)

Museum Recalls Battle

Over 600 people visited Nantwich Museum on Saturday 23 January during the recent Holly Holy Day commemoration of the seventeenth century Battle of Nantwich. As well as having the opportunity to view the permanent exhibitions they were able to enjoy town tours, a musketry demonstration by members of the Sealed Knot, a concert with dancing… (read more)

Field trip to the Wych Brook Valley

Members of the museum’s Research Group recently visited the Wych Brook Valley, between Higher and Lower Wych, as part of their studies of the English Civil War. On 28 August 1643 Parliamentary forces from Nantwich and Cholmondeley attacked and destroyed the salt workings in the valley, bringing the salt pans back to Nantwich. This denied… (read more)