Whittington History Society



About the Society

Whittington History Society is relatively young; it was born following the village's Millennium Exhibition and formally founded in April 2002. Its objectives are:

to enjoy, share and learn
and to record, verify and disseminate the history of the village and district

This website is intended as one of the principal methods of sharing the archive. This concentrates on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the Society has taken full advantage of the fact that Whittington has many long-term residents, whose families in some cases stretch back generations. So far, little has been done to establish any medieval history, but it is known that this Whittington was not included in the Domesday Book. The first mention seems to be in a Tenure Roll, dating from about 1255, when it was held by the Bishop of Chester as part of the manor of Longdon.

The Society's first printed publication was a small illustrated booklet entitled "A Walk through the History of Whittington"; it is still available and costs £3.50. In November 2009 a second booklet entitled "Whittington Then and Now" was published; it costs £5.99 and contains a selection of the best of the old photographs from the Society's archives alongside the same view in 2009. Both are available by contacting the Society via the email contact below.

Whittington History Society Booklet Enquiry

The Committee organises a programme of occasional meetings held in Whittington Village Hall, sometimes on a subject of general historical interest, but as often as possible with a direct connection to Whittington.

Generally meetings start at 7.30pm. Please contact the Chairman for further details.

Information request to Chairman, David Roberts

Acknowledgements: First and foremost the History Society is indebted to the long-term residents of Whittington, who have willingly shared memories - sometimes stretching back generations - and lent photographs for copying. The website has been designed and written by the former Society Archivist, Sue Cooke, with a great deal of technical help from Alan Jackson. Thank you, Alan. The content has been enhanced by Phil Wood's research; others have been involved to a greater or lesser extent; thank you to all involved.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, it is offered without any warranty of any kind. If you have any additional information, or believe that information contained in this website is incorrect, please contact us at:

Whittington History Society

Please note all content on this web site, including (but not limited to) text and photographs is copyright Whittington History Society, 2008. Furthermore, some of the content also has an original copyrighter. In all cases efforts have been made to contact the original copyright owner to obtain permission to reproduce the content. If you believe that part of the content of this site infringes your or a third party's copyright, then please contact the Society, so the matter can be resolved. The information contained in the website may not under any circumstances be copied and used for commercial purposes.