We have thousands of photographs on file, showing all aspects of this unique Cheshire town going back for many years. The present is by no means neglected, though, and we try to illustrate how the town has developed in recent years and continues to develop.
Within the Middlewich Diary you'll find hundreds of articles - 'Diary Entries' - explaining the changes over the years, and showing everyone, whether Middlewich 'born and bred' or one of the many welcome 'newcomers' who have come here since house-building resumed in the 1970s, where we've come from. If you scroll to the bottom of the page you'll find the diary index with key words giving access to all those Diary Entries.
In 2012, during our very first year of existence, we were awarded the Town Mayor's Special Award (part of the Middlewich 'Local Heroes' Awards, forerunner of the current 'Middlewich Oscars') and local historian Allan Earl has described us as 'an invaluable resource both for the present and for the future'.
In our eight year history we have had over a million unique 'page views' from people both in this country and all over the world, and we're well on the way to the next quarter of a million.
Quite exceptional for a local 'community of interest' blog like ours.
|Photo: PATRICK HOUGH|
Daily 'page views' currently average over 1000 per day and for our coverage of the recent Middlewich canal breach we averaged 3 to 4 thousand views per day for over a week.
|Photo: BILL ARMSDEN|
Our Diary Entry about the closure of the White Horse won us a record 6000 page views in one day!
We also try to let everyone know about the many and varied events which happen in Middlewich throughout the year. If you'd like us to publicise your event both on the diary itself and on the many Facebook groups and pages we run or are associated with, please let us know.
Our contact details are in the right hand column of the Diary.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have photographs, artifacts or memories you'd like us to include in the Middlewich Diary for the enjoyment of everyone, now and in the future.
Dave Roberts, Editor.