Secret Northwich & Around
- Adrian and Dawn L. Bridge
15th July 2022
Through much of its history the Cheshire town of Northwich was little more than 6 statutory acres. This modest settlement was surrounded by other small townships, which it gradually absorbed over time. The bonds between central Northwich and its surrounding villages and settlements have been very strong for centuries. The long industrial history of parts of Northwich – famous for its salt, soda ash and shipbuilding – contrast with the semi-rural character of areas such as Davenham and Hartford.
In Secret Northwich & Around, local authors Adrian and Dawn L. Bridge delve beneath the surface of the area’s fascinating history and focus upon aspects of its past that are lesser known, but of considerable significance. Among the subjects highlighted is the massive impact that slave trade money had on the local economy. Other chapters look at local industries, people, power and controversy and Victorian politics. The authors also explore hidden aspects of the locality’s past, which include topics ranging from law and order to public health, poverty and wartime.
Illustrated throughout, with colour and archive images, this book will be of interest to local residents, visitors and all those with connections to the area.