Davenham, Cheshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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

Buttercup Field

This field was behind our house and is accessed from a path that runs along the churchyard wall. From the age of about 7, I spent many a happy hour with my dog Shep - just wandering around the field looking at the Buttercups, spying rabbit holes and trying to keep the dog out of dried cow pats. The path continued onto the ...Read full memory

A memory of Davenham by Lynn Quigley

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