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Sunday, 27 July 2014

DEVLIN HOBSON WINS NANTWICH TOWN CRIER COMPETITION 2014

Photo: Devlin Hobson
The current Kidsgrove Town Crier Devlin Hobson is pictured here with his wife Jenny at the Nantwich Town Crier Competition, which he won on the 26th July with the proverbial flying colours. As very few people can fail to have gathered by now Devlin would like to be the Town Crier for Middlewich, reviving a tradition which goes back for centuries and only ended as relatively recently as the early twentieth century. Devlin provides his own costumes and regalia and writes his own material and would make himself available for any civic occasions and local events which the Town Council asks him to. All at very little cost to the people of Middlewich. 
He would also act as an ambassador for the town, letting people at events all over the country know what Middlewich has to offer.
Photo: Devlin Hobson
Devlin's Champion Town Crier Award from the Nantwich Competition of July 2014

Photo: Devlin Hobson
A rather fetching commemorative vase presented to Devlin and Jenny

Photo: Devlin Hobson

The Nantwich Competition has only been been running for a few years and most of the shields here are awaiting the names of future winners. Devlin's name will be engraved on one of them  soon, and he tells us that his only regret is that the inscription will say 'Kidsgrove' rather than 'Middlewich'.

SEE ALSO: HEAR YE! HEAR YE! DEVLIN HOBSON, TOWN CRIER

Monday, 21 July 2014

MIDDLEWICH FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL 2014

The Town Council's brochure which can be used to claim discounts
at participating venues. Copies available from Middlewich Town Hall in Lewin Street, at participating venues and at the Makers Market.

Another new initiative for Middlewich, with the launch of the first Food & Drink Festival



TOWN COUNCIL WEBSITE LINK
MAKERS MARKET WEBSITE LINK

Saturday, 19 July 2014

MIDDLEWICH CLASSIC CAR AND BIKE SHOW 2014


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REPORT FROM OUR FRIENDS AT THE

'BEST IN SHOW' PHOTOS FROM THE 2011 TRANSPORT FESTIVAL

UPDATE (19th JULY)


DAY ONE (SATURDAY)

Unfortunately heavy rain meant a limited attendance at the first day of the Show from both exhibitors and visitors.
Understandably many exhibitors were reluctant to bring rare and valuable vehicles to the site in such weather, and visitors quite simply didn't want to get wet!
Better weather was forecast for Sunday which, in any case, is always the main Show Day for exhibitors.


Photo: Norbert Schwarz



DAY TWO (SUNDAY)

Stephen Dent writes:
There will be a good show of minis, Fords and American cars today for definite along with some beautiful classic Austin Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, Rolls, Bentleys, Cobras, Volvos, pre war Austins, Morris, Wolseley and Riley. Plus a huge no of bikes which will be coming and going all day.

I've just had a call from the American Auto Club North West checking on the state of the field as they are coming in force tomorrow. They always put on a good display.
Photo: Brian Alexander Phillips





Photo: Stephen Dent

Photo: MIDDLEWICH GUARDIAN









Wednesday, 9 July 2014

THE SALT TOWN WEBSITES


Your guide to all our sites.
     
The 'master site', the Middlewich Diary, has links to all the other sites in the series (see the links on the right hand side of the page). 


The original Middlewich Diary, founded in 2011 as a repository for all things Middlewich, past and present. Winner (along with the Middlewich Rail Link Campaign) of the Mayor of Middlewich's Local Hero Award in that year.



Founded by local photographer Bill Armsden as a contribution to the revitalisation of the town and a source of information for those wanting to know what Middlewich has to offer, New sections and updates coming soon .


Middlewich desperately needs a new railway station and the Middlewich Rail Link Campaign, started by the Mid-Cheshire Rail Users' Association in 1992, aims to see that this vital amenity becomes a reality. The Campaign, along with the Middlewich Diary, was awarded the Mayor of Middlewich's Local hero Award in 2011



The town of Middlewich, along with the rest of the UK, will be marking the Centenary of the First World War over the years 2014-2018 and this new site has been set up as a central gathering point for all the news and information on the subject. The project is co-ordinated by Kerry Fletcher, Middlewich Town Council's Heritage Officer.



Middlewich's First Literary Festival, created by Middlewich Vision, took place in 2014 and was so successful that it paved the way for many more Festivals over the coming years. This site was set up as a source of information on the Festival and those taking part and will also act as an archive for the event as well as featuring news and features on all things literary in Middlewich and district.


A showcase for Mr Roberts' poems and other writings, and a repository for all the bits and pieces which don't fit easily into any of the other Salt Town sites. The cat's name is Sam, by the way.



Your guide to Bob Webb Music, the organisation behind Lost in The Mist and the Bob Webb Roadshow, which can provide music for all occasions. Contact details and a full guide to Lost in the Mist gigs can be found here.

    

An add-on to the official Bob Webb Music site charting the progress of Lost In The Mist as its members wander around the Cheshire countryside (and sometimes further afield) to bring music and laughter to the public at large.