Scarlet Fever Epidemic 1874

In 1874 Weaverham made the National newspaper headlines. Doctor Frazer, the medical officer for the area, reported that, “Since August 1874 scarlet fever has spread in this Township until it has become epidemic. Until the 9th. of November there had been 165 cases in Weaverham and 241 in the local…

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Gardens in Weaverham

August 2020 Gardens in Weaverham Well, we have reached August. Our gardens are changing as they progress from Spring to Summer. All the beautiful bulbs, the snowdrops, daffodils, tulips and many more quietly come up year after year to herald Spring. Then, as the leaves begin to clothe the trees…

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Ring O’Bells

The period of history in which we are living will be remembered for many reasons but one event is likely to be prominent; the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020. Words and phrases such as “Lockdown”, “Stay Safe” and “Clap for the NHS” have become familiar to all and also the temporary…

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Dunkirk – One Man’s Story

Arthur Lambert was just 21 when he was called up in July 1939.  After training he joined one of the “crack” units of the Royal Horse Artillery, the Fifth Regiment and in early April 1940 he went to France. A few weeks passed, the battery were moved around but saw…

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VE DAY

In June last year the Memorial Orchard website wrote about the role 95 year old Ernie Nelson of Hartford played in the D-Day landings. http://orchard.weaverham.org.uk/d-day-veteran-ernie-nelson/ In this weeks VE Day Commemorative issue of the Northwich Guardian we learn more of his story. Ernie, who was a wireless telegraphist on HMS…

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