Month: May 2018

A day out in Northwich

Here our some of our best ideas for your day out in our lovely town of Northwich, starting from breakfast, all the way to the early hours of the next day. Morning Prepare yourself for the day ahead and indulge in a full English breakfast at Charlie’s Café. Alternatively, go and visit Jason and his team at Bruschetta for a home-cooked breakfast or pastry. For those of you that prefer a sweeter start to the day, treat yourself to a piece of cake! Take a Walk There’s nothing we love during our days out than taking a walk through one of the local parks. Verdin...

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Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse

Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse is the place to go to learn about the history of Northwich and West Cheshire. Stories are told through a range of displays, films, models, reconstructions and artefacts, with fascinating heritage at every turn. Learn about local industry, Cheshire’s market towns, the region’s transport and the building’s unique past. There are plenty of interactive displays and activities that the kids will love too, including a workhouse quiz and observation skills test. Visit Weaver Hall Museum & Workhouse Website A window into the past Weaver Hall Museum started life as the Northwich Union Workhouse Building,...

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Northwich Library

Take a walk through Northwich town centre and you will soon come across the charming Brunner public library on Witton Street. The library is enjoyed by both children and adults and is used for a huge range of events. The building itself oozes character and comes with its own history. Let us take you back in time to the very beginning of Northwich Library. Visit Northwich Library Website History of Northwich Library Talk of building a library in Northwich was first discussed at a public meeting in 1880. However, the idea was rejected as taxpayers’ money would be used...

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Visiting the Lion Salt Works

Restored at a cost of over £10 million, the Lion Salt Works tells the tale of the country’s last open-pan salt making site. It only opened to the public in June 2015 but is regarded as one of the best museums in Cheshire. Thousands of visitors flock to Northwich every year to learn about the structure’s unique history and heritage. The museum features a number of different buildings where people can learn about how the Lion Salt Works operated and the different jobs that employees had. The former Red Lion Pub for example documents the Cheshire Salt industry and...

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The Anderton Boat Lift

The Anderton Boat Lift is situated near the popular market town of Northwich, in the charming village of Anderton. Once you’ve visited this iconic piece of engineering, you will understand why it earned its nickname, “Cathedral of the Canals.” Visit Anderton Boat Lift Website The History of the Boat Lift The structure was built by Edwin Clark in 1875 to transfer boats and barges between the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal across a height of 50 feet. It was built in 1875 by Edwin Clark and was in operation for over 100 years until it closed...

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