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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As David Cummings says in his June 2018 edition of his Wildlife Watch "this is a great month to watch the waterfowl at Christleton Pit". But before you dash off there probably best to read all about what you may see there and view the photographs so you can identify the various birds.
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.
As David Cummings says in his May edition of The History File "When she passed away a few weeks ago, we all lost not just a wonderful human being, but a link with the past, someone who gave enormous contribution to her country when it was needed, one of the unsung heroes of the past". The lady is Mary Jackson.
The residents of Christleton are feeling a lot happier today as the sword of Damocles which has been hanging over the village since last summer disintegrated. Yesterday Cheshire West and Chester City councillors decided by a vote of 10 to 1 to reject the controversial plan to develop Christleton Hall into apartments and erect 27 houses. We live in strange times with unwelcome decisions but this time common-sense prevailed.