|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.