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 Village Saved Again

Christleton Hall - Law University
Good news again this morning for the residents of Christleton village. It was in April 2018 that 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 houses on the car park area. The Council yesterday threw out a resubmission of the plans by 9 votes to 1.

Big Birds and Little Birds

They do not come much bigger than an ostrich but for dazzling breathtaking colours the prize goes to the small birds. The birds from Kruger and Cape Point National Parks in South Africa. In December David Cummings gave us a taste of the animals he saw and photographed on his visit last year. In the first Wildlife Watch for 2019 he gives a view of the amazing birds he recorded from the large Ostrich to the colourful Sunbirds and the Penguins basking on a hot beach.

Wildlife Watch ventures quite a distance

Lion in the Kruger National Park

Each month this year I hope you have taken the short trip, just one click away, to the Wildlife Watch 2018 pages. In his final article for this year David Cummings has gone beyond Christleton and environs by some 13510 kilometres. That is 8171 miles to many of us. You will arrive at the Kruger National Park in South Africa which David and his wife Beryl visited a few months ago. I am sure you will enjoy reading about their adventures and viewing the 30 accompaning photographs.

Richard Nicholson

11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month

Christletob Remembrance Day 2018

Eleven o'clock on the 11th November was rather different this year. A poignant reminder of the passing of time as it was one hundred years since the guns fell silent ending World War 1. The most horrible of wars when many young men from Christleton were injured or lost their lives. Their names were read out followed by those who died in service to their country during World War II. A two minute silence was held so we could reflect upon their suffering and how much they gave for us. The December edition of The History File by David Cummings recalls our remembrance on that day at Christleton War Memorial and in St. James Church. Illustrated by some 70 photographs including the knitting and needlework by Material Girls. In addition David gives an account of the special evening of Commemoration on 10th November at Christleton High School. I was lucky enough to have a ticket for this event and was moved by the drama students performance. I also enjoyed joining in with the rendition of WWI songs. They just do not write them like that any more.

Richard Nicholson
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