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HIGH NOTES Nantwich community news and events

Mar/Apr 2017 Free

Music festival returns with star-studded line-up THE Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival returns this Easter from April 13 to 17. Celebrating the event’s 21st birthday, organiser Phillip Martin said that this year’s line-up is stronger than ever. He said: “Planning the festival is now a year-round task and we are constantly on the lookout for acts to appear at the Civic and the other festival venues.” Geno Washington (pictured) and the Ram Jam Band open the festival on the Thursday

at the Civic. The venue also welcomes back Ruby Turner on the Saturday, while the Friday will feature a blues triple bill featuring Glasgow based King King, Rebecca Downes and Emma and The Wolf. On the Friday the Crown Hotel hosts Connie Lush, a festival regular with a stunning voice who always fills the Crown Ballroom. Mike Sanchez and his band play at the Civic on Easter Sunday bringing his rock and roll boogie woogie piano style

to the stage. Easter Monday sees a performance from jazz artist Elaine Delmar, while Nearly Dan perform at The Studio. Eighties hitmakers The Beat bring things to a close on Monday night at the Civic.

Around the town proceedings will get under way on Thursday evening with well over 100 wristband admission gigs anticipated over the Easter weekend. Phillip added: “We are always overwhelmed by the amount of effort and support that the venues put into the festival. “It goes to show what can be achieved when individuals and organisations work together.” For tickets and more details visit

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Street attack POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked by a gang of men in Nantwich before his phone was stolen. The mugging occurred at around 3.30am on Wednesday March 1. Police say the 19-year-old victim was walking with his friend from Bowers Row towards the High Street when he was attacked by a gang of up to eight men. A Cheshire Police spokesman said: “As they neared to where it narrows into a ginnel they were set up on by around

six to eight men who were wearing hoodies. “The victim was hit to the side of the head and one of the offenders ran off with his phone. “The victim suffered minor injuries.” Anyone who may have witnessed the incident take place or have any information to help officers identify the men is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident 597 of March 1. Information can also be passed on anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

A NEW exhibition, entitled Forlorn Fragments has opened at Nantwich Museum. The exhibition by Marguerite Turner focusses on heritage remains and runs in the gallery until May 6. Castles, churches and prehistoric stones were all erected with a deep belief in their endurance and their current ruined forms are a

testimony to mans’ confidence in the order of things; their present state a reminder of hubris. Marguerite has had a life long interest in ruins. As a child she was taken by her father to visit ruined castles which engendered in her a great love of historic sites. Admission is free.

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Urban landscape in focus NANTWICH Camera Club is hosting a special photographic lecture. Andrew Brooks, an artist, photographer and film maker from Manchester, will present his talk The Constructed Image, which occupies a space within the currently popular ‘street photography’ genre. The talk takes place at 7.30pm on March 28 at the Meeting Room, Regents Park, on London Road. Andrew said: “Through the act of building images, I aim to capture the forms and rhythms of nature and the city. “Often as imagined or reimagined scenes, I aim to

create a heightened sense of place and the audience’s interaction with it. “In my practice I use photography, film and digital technology as a prism for seeing and experiencing the world, particularly the natural and urban landscape. “I then process and build on what I’ve recorded, presenting this to an audience through immersive experiences.” Members of the public and local societies with photographic interests are welcome to attend. Admission is £5 on the door or to pre-book email nantwichcameraclub@

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sometime that day.” This incident comes two weeks after a swan was fatally shot at Middlewich canal.

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HUNDREDS of families flocked to Reaseheath College this month to welcome the first lambs of the season. Undeterred by wintry weather, hundreds of visitors filled the college’s lambing sheds to meet the newborns and many were lucky enough to experience a live birth. Reaseheath’s zoo was also open to the public, offering opportunities for families to see some of the extensive collection of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. They could also watch keepers feed meerkats, capybara, lemurs and otters. The lambing weekends,

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An x-ray of the swan showed four shotgun pellets in its body, as well as an air rifle pellet that had gone through the back of the swan’s head and had become lodged in the bird’s jaw. Lauren added: “It is very distressing to think that people take pleasure in causing harm to these beautiful and defenseless birds. “These are deliberate acts of cruelty and we would appeal to people’s consciences not to commit these offences.” Anyone with any information should call 0300 123 8018.

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ANIMAL welfare officers from Nantwich are appealing for information after a swan was shot with an air rifle. The bird, which was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Animal Centre near Nantwich, had to be put to sleep to prevent further suffering. It is the second swan shot in the area in two weeks. A concerned member of the public found the bird with a large wound above his leg in a field in Well Lane, Weaverham. They contacted the RSPCA, and animal collection officer Lauren Bradshaw collected the bird. She said: “The swan had been grounded in a field and I could easily see the wound above his leg. I took him to a vet, where he was x-rayed. “This showed that there was an air gun pellet embedded in his body. “The wound looked fresh so he is likely to have been shot


which have been held at Reaseheath for the for the past 21 years, are highly popular with families from Cheshire and surrounding counties and many visitors return each year. The college has a flock of 550 expectant ewes which are due to produce around 1,200 lambs over the next month. Reaseheath shepherd Simon Baskerville said: “We are delighted to welcome visitors to witness this special event. “Opening the lambing sheds gives us the chance to show what we do here and to inform the public about the farming calendar.”

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Dabbers sign striker to add ‘plan B’ to their game NANTWICH Town have signed a striker to add a different dimension as they look to finish the season as strong as possible. Boss Phil Parkinson has brought in forward Vinny Mukendi from Hednesford Town. Vinny is no stranger to the Weaver Stadium having played there briefly under previous manager Danny Johnson. The giant 6ft 7in front man was impressed with Nantwich after the recent game at Hednesford a few weeks ago. Mukendi started his career at Macclesfield Town, but has spent time with a number different clubs over the last eight years. He signed for Hednesford shortly before Christmas and



scored four goals in eight appearances. He returns to the Dabbers after playing for them during the 14/15 season. After coming in at short notice and taking part in training, Vinny believes he can contribute to the club’s success this season. Phil said: “I feel Vinny could give us a different dimension when other teams come up against Nantwich and park the bus. He will give us another option if the game doesn’t go to plan.” The Dabbers will play their County Cup final match against Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road on Wednesday April 5, with a 7.45pm kick off. They progressed to the final after beating Warrington Town 5-3 on penalties at the

Weaver Stadium. The game had finished 0-0 after extra time, with neither team able to grab a goal through 120 minutes of football. Danny Ventre missed Warrington’s first spot kick but the Dabbers were perfect,

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