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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In the Air and on the Water

Flying pink footed geese

There are times whilst at my Apple iMac working on this website or my business site that I suddenly hear an unusual sound. For a split second I falter and then realise what it is. It is the sound of geese calling to each other passing over the house in one of their incredible V formations. If I am quick enough I manage to get out of the front door to witness this breathtaking sight. A wonderful interlude in a busy day. In Wildlife Watch for November David Cummings relates his experiences of this amazing piece of nature. He then moves from the air to the water telling us the good news that the shoveler ducks are back on the Pit for the winter.

Richard Nicholson
Poppies knitted for St.James' Church, Christleton

Crafty Ladies Rise to the Challenge

Find out a bit more about those special decorative elements in St. James' Church, Christleton on Remembrance Sunday 11th November 2018

Richard Nicholson
Proposed Law College Development

Residents need to galvanise themselves into action

Following the publication of the revised National Planning Policy Framework on 24th July 2018 the village of Christleton faces a new but very similar application for the development of Christleton Hall. The last application was turned down by Chester City councillors by a vote of 10 to 1 in April 2018

Richard Nicholson

Water and Waterways were in his Blood

David Wain OBE

The November edition of The History File is a tribute to David Wain OBE by David Cummings and Alf Croston. David Wain died in September this year. In Christleton we are so lucky to have the Shropshire Union Canal passing through the village. In days gone by the Skips Lane area was a hive of activity with boat builders yards. I am sure you will enjoy reading about this respected member of the Christleton community whose exploits included driving his car across the frozen River Dee near the old Dee Bridge..

Richard Nicholson

Never mind Halloween a bigger Horror descends on Christleton

Christleton Law College Horror

I have received a letter from Cheshire West & Chester City Council this morning advising me of a planning notice for the conversion of Christleton Hall to residential use and the building of 42 dwellings. You will remember the previous application was turned down in April this year by the Council by 10 votes to 1 and the majority of the residents of Christleton. The planning application reference number is 18/03803/FUL and you have until 16th November to submit any comments.

Richard Nicholson
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