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.
The November edition of The History File by David Cummings is now online. He recalls the words of Frank Poston, a fomer resident of our village. You can read the article or have Ryan read it to you. The paragraph I particularly enjoyed was the one that starts "We older people say the weather and the climate are changing". Things don't change do they. Mind you what Frank says after that does recall another age of peace and quiet in Christleton with no traffic. In fact it is quite easy to imagine yourself walking up Village Road towards the Green and reliving what Frank describes. Give it a try!
In his new series Christleton in the Past, David Cummings has covered quite a number of features of Christleton. The boat building on the canal, shops, education, harvest festivals, fetes and rose queens. In this month of November it seems most appropriate that he is writing about Remembrance. As well as reading his article you can if you prefer listen to Ryan reading it to you.
The October editions of the three articles that David Cummings writes for the Christleton Website are now online. The History File, Wildlife Watch and Christleton in the Past. A new feature has been added this month to all three illustrated articles. You can choose to read the article or you listen to it as you perhaps look at the photographs. This is all done by the Listnr website that I have joined. The voice you hear is computer generated, but if you feel like chatting to him his name is Ryan. He has never visited Christleton and has a little difficulty with the pronunciation but it is possible for me to to do some tweaking with his text to speech.
The tradition for holding Village Fetes at Christleton seems to have evolved from the efforts of Rector Lionel Garnett to raise funds for the re building of the church in 1876/7. The church is built and over 150 years later the fete still lives on. Read more about the early village fetes in the August edition of Christleton in the Past by David Cummings
In the June edition of The History File David Cummings remembers another person from the Christleton History Archives. It is Group Captain Leonard Cheshire VC, OM, DSO & Two Bars, DFC. It makes interesting reading.