Patron: Viscount Ashbrook
  Registered Charity No. 516930

Welcome to Northwich & District Heritage Society

Northwich and District Heritage Society was established as a registered charity in September 1985.

However, it had been in the making for some years before that, as a result of the efforts of John Chesworth, who was determined to create an organisation dedicated to the history and heritage of his home town. Encouraged by the Northwich Town Council, in late 1984, he headed a Steering Committee comprised of like-minded individuals and representatives of local organisations including the Weaver Hall Salt Museum.

The Northwich and District Heritage Society was established. John then led the way to charitable status and served for two years as its inaugural chairman.

Since those early days the Society has grown in strength. It now boasts about 300 members and meets regularly on the first Friday of the month between October and May at the Mid-Cheshire College, Chester Road, Hartford.


Art Competition

At the end of 2015, the Northwich & District Heritage Society invited primary schools in the Northwich area to enter artwork depicting any aspect of Northwich's salt industry heritage. By the closing date in March, we had nearly 300 individual entries.

The prize winners and all the entries can be seen on the Art Competition page.


Visit our News page for details of forthcoming events and of recent changes to this website.

Northwich and District Heritage Society  has the following general aims:
  • To promote greater awareness of the historical, archaeological, architectural and environmental heritage of Northwich and District for the benefit of residents and visitors.
  • To encourage the conservation of all property of historical, archaeological, architectural and environmental value in the area and to assist in providing access to it where possible.
  • To promote and undertake research connected with the heritage of the area.
  • To co-operate, where possible, with any other individual or body having similar aims.
The Society welcomes new members and it is simple and cheap to join. Click on the page headings on the left to access events, membership, news and other aspects of the Society.

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