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  • Set in Beautiful Parkland  
    Castle Park Arts Centre 

    Visit the historic town of Frodsham and enjoy three galleries, craft units, coffee shop ....

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  • How to Compost 
    Barnton Library 
    15th Jul 2017 

    This workshop for people who want to start composting, or who are already composting but unsuccessfully ....

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  • Pantomime: Wizard of Oz 
    Grange Theatre 
    10th Dec 2017 - 31st Dec 2017 

    KD Theatre Productions in association with The Grange Theatre present Wizard of Oz - Pantomime ....

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  • Scything Workshop 
    Marbury Country Park 
    1st Jul 2017 

    This heritage skill is so environmentally friendly and is increasingly being used by the likes of stately homes and local authorities ....

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  • Northwich River Festival 
    Northwich 
    12th Aug 2017 - 13th Aug 2017 

    The Northwich Rotary Club and Northwich Rowing Club are staging a Regatta on the River Weaver ....

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  • Nicky Phillips 
    Salty Dog 
    24th Jun 2017 

    This is The Salty Dog's first venture into the burgeoning UK folk scene ...

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Helsby

Cheshire Best Kept Station 2003

Helsby Railway Station

Helsby Station House

Iron Age people constructed a fort on Helsby Hill and it's easy to see why - the summit is 123m above sea level and offers magnificent views over the Mersey.

On a clear day the Liverpool skyline is visible with the outlines of the Anglican and Metropolitan Cathedrals standing out.

Sandstone was extracted from Mountskill Quarry from the early 1800s until the 1920s. Much of the stone was transported by ferry to Liverpool and Birkenhead, where several buildings, including the customs house near Canning Dock were built of Helsby stone.

The quarry had its own dedicated tramway to Ince Pier. In 1988 the old quarry was transformed into Helsby Quarry Nature Park. The park contains a range of trees and is inhabited by many animal and bird species. The geology of the site is one of its main features and includes exposed rock walls and a tunnel, which enable Sandstone formations from the Triassic period (280-250 million years ago) to be viewed.

Whatever time of year you visit, Helsby Quarry has something for your visit.  Bluebells and primroses in spring, to a green gem in summer and not forgetting autumn and winter, when the rock faces are even more striking.

Helsby Railway Station was the first winner of the Cheshire Best Kept Station Competition in 2003, thanks to the work of the North Cheshire Rail Users Group.  They are the only station to have won an award every year since the awards were launched to encourage community involvement at Cheshire's railway stations.

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