What's On

  • Exhibition: Perspectives - Images of Northwich 
    Weaver Hall Museum 
    17th Jan 2015 - 19th Apr 2015 

    An exhibition which includes painting, photography, textiles, mixed media and 3D work ....

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  • Kids Craft Club 
    ArtWork Studios & Gallery 
    21st Mar 2015 

    Held in the creative surroundings of a professional art studio ....

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  • Artisan Market 
    14th Mar 2015 

    Over 50 of the very finest food, drink, art & craft stall holders, music, entertainment & activities ....

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  • Pedal Power Cycling Festival 
    14th Jun 2015 

    A 5-mile/8km cycle ride, starting and finishing in Northwich town centre ....

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  • AgeUK Spring Fair 
    25th Apr 2015 

    Artists/musicians/crafters/Silversmith/therapists are selling their creative wares, talents and skills....

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  • Return to the Forbidden Planet 
    Grange Theatre 
    5th Mar 2015 - 7th Mar 2015 

    A Production by The Grange Senior School ...

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Kidsgrove

Virgin Voyager heads North

A Perfect Place to Visit

Just a short walk from Kidsgrove station are the famous Harecastle Tunnels.  James Brindley was the engineer that cut the first Harecastle Tunnel on the Trent and Mersey Canal and Thomas Telford cut the second.

It is said that a headless ghost known as the "Kidsgrove Boggart" haunts the Harecastle Tunnel. The ghost is of a young woman, Kit Crewbucket, whose headless corpse was dumped inside the tunnel.  During the 19th century, boatmen were so convinced of her existence that some would choose a long detour to avoid a trip through the tunnel.

Just North of Harecastle Tunnel, there is one of the only two "flyover" junctions on the British canal network. The Macclesfield Canal leaves the Trent & Mersey on the south side, but then crosses over the Trent & Mersey on Poole Lock aqueduct.

North Staffs Ski Club is based at one of the first artificial ski slopes in the UK in the beautiful mature parkland of Bathpool Park.  The club operates the slope on a non profit making basis with all work done by volunteers.  The revenue is ploughed back into the club’s slope and equipment making the slope one of the cheapest in the country.

The Gritstone Trail offers some of the finest walking in Cheshire.  This is quite a challenging route stretching from Kidsgrove to Disley, with some fine ridge walks and stunning views over the Cheshire plain.

 

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