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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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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History Day 2019

The topic for History Day 2019 was “What have Cheshire’s gardens ever done for us?” and at the end of October 2019 we created a display with this theme. Once again it was very successful and the estates at Winnington Hall at Winnington; Hefferstone Grange, Weaverham; Oakmere Hall, Cuddington and…

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