Tales of the River – call for information

Tales of the river

Tales of the river

The Museum Research Group is busy assembling information for a major exhibition focusing on the River Weaver and its tributaries in the Nantwich area.

The group would appreciate any reminiscences and photographs relating to the river. As well as the associated salt making industry, the local tanning industry would have required a supply of water. Nantwich Mill operated in one guise or another for centuries drawing its power from the Weaver. Does anyone have recollections or photographs of its various uses; it was used as a billiard hall for a time, or of its ultimate demise? Fishing is a popular local pastime and there must be many stories to be told.

Our photograph records a recent field trip by members of the Research Group following the headwaters of the river to its source by the Peckforton Hills.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Museum.