Local Crewe organisations have come together to encourage local residents to discover some of Crewe’s heritage.
Crewe Library, Crewe History Society, the Crewe Group of the Family History Society of Cheshire, Ruskin School and Crewe Town Council plan to mark Heritage Open Days on 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th September.
Crewe Library will be holding a ‘Then and Now’ Photograph Exhibition and the Library based Family History Unit will be open for residents to explore their family trees. The popular Town Trail is making a comeback, and specially commissioned Tours of Ruskin School and the Cemetery on Badger Avenue will be led by local historians Pam Minshall and Peter Ollerhead respectively.
The weekend will also round off Big Bill’s 60th birthday celebrations with a talk and presentation from local historian Mike Christelow and the long awaited publication of his pamphlet entitled ‘Of Bells and Blue Glass – The Story of Big Bill Crewe’s Iconic Clock Tower’.
Once you have sampled some of the above, don’t forget to pay a visit to the Crewe Heritage Centre which will be open as usual on Saturday and Sunday between 10.30am and 4.30pm.
Councillor Pam Minshall, Chair of the Community and Environment Committee, said ‘We are delighted to be taking part in Heritage Open Days. The Town Trails have been really well received so we are trialling a few more which we hope people will like just as much.’
Mike Christelow said ‘Despite perceptions to the contrary, Crewe still retains a significant part of its industrial heritage, and traces of that history can still be widely found today. The Town Trails over the past few months have been very well attended and along with marking Big Bill’s 60th birthday, these have really got people locally talking about the Town’s past. So come and join us!’
For more information on some of the activities taking place in Crewe, visit www.CreweLife.net or call 01270 756975.
Any groups or schools interested in booking a Town Trail, please contact Crewe Town Council for more information.