Audlem and District History Society - October 17th

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Shrewbridge Crossing

The Railway and Nantwich

In the early nineteenth century Nantwich was by far the most important town in south Cheshire, but its reluctance to get involved with the rapidly-expanding railway system meant that it was quickly dwarfed in size and importance by Crewe. However, although the railway came late to Nantwich, its impact on the town for over 160 years has been significant.

Jeremy Nicholls' illustrated talk covers the history and development of the two railway lines which met in Nantwich. It also looks at the role of the railway in the local economy and how it affected the town's industries and patterns of employment and leisure.

Meeting October 17th

The meeting will take place in the Scout and Guide Hall in Cheshire Street and starts at 7.30pm.

All welcome. If you haven't previously attended our meetings, please come along as a visitor, without obligation. You'll find an informal, relaxed atmosphere and we hope you'll enjoy an interesting and informative meeting.

Photo of Shrewbridge Crossing, around the 1890s, courtesy of Nantwich Museum.

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