Davenham, Cheshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Davenham and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Davenham School, Leftwich.

This was my first school, about 1953 I think. I lived on Leftwich Green, Dobells Road and either walked to school or got on the bus - never would be contemplated for a 5 yr old today. I was in love with Elspeth Bell and Kay Prestcott, but left the school in 1956 when my dad was sent abroad with ICI for 2 years, so ...Read full memory

A memory of Davenham by Steve Povall

A Hot Summers Day.

My name is Paul.D.Dean. I am the little boy in the photograph. I was eight years old at the time. The year was 1953, Coronation year. It was a hot day in the school summer holidays. My house can be seen in the background to the left of the School. My mother had sent me to take down passing car numbers to keep me occupied ...Read full memory

A memory of Davenham by Paul Dean

A Quiet Haven Of Peace.

I lived next door to Davenham Church, and one summer's day, when I was about 7, I went for a walk around the churchyard. Hearing a rustling noise on the ground, I crouched down, parted some long grass, and found a baby hedgehog. Now my sister and I had had a tortoise, and he had died during the winter, so I thought ...Read full memory

A memory of Davenham by Lynn Quigley