Welcome to the Christleton Blog. This is the best place to check what is happening as I tend to mention here any new items or features to the website as and when they happen and give a link to where you will find them. But I would encourage you to click around the site and explore. You are currently in the main part and you will find links to two other main sections. The Christleton War Voices which has an immense amount of information about Christleton in World War I. The other is Christleton 3 which is rich in photographs and includes two regular monthly features. Wildlife Watch and The History File. Enjoy.

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Christleton Maypole Team 1980's

143 Years since the first Christleton Fete

If you want to know more about the history of Christleton Fete then read the July edition of The History File by David Cummings. It is illustrated with a collection of Fete photographs from years gone by. There are also links to web pages on this site covering the last 10 years. I have recently spent many hours reconstructing these pages so that they should now load much faster and be more suitable for portable devices.

Richard Nicholson
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Moorhen

A restored Cotton Cross and the story of John Bruen

We have to thank local farmer Edward Walley who has created, funded and restored a fine red sandstone cross at Cotton Gate in Plough Lane. Reminding us of a time when many local crosses were destroyed. David Cummings in his History File for June 2018 relates the story of John Bruen, squire of Stapleford with photographs of the new cross.

Richard Nicholson
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Rev Canon Lionel Garnett

Lionel Garnett is featured in the March History File

Just who was the Reverend Canon Lionel Garnett. There is a large memorial to him in front of St. James' Church, Christleton but how much more do you know?

Richard Nicholson
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Christleton War Memorial

History File February 2018 edition now online

Following the acclaimed success of the Christleton Great War Voices 1914-18 Project, members of Christleton Local History Group are beginning to research the story of the Parish in WWII. Their starting point is the War Memorial and the names of the fallen from WWII.

Richard Nicholson
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