Acton, St Mary's Church 1898
Photo ref: 42197
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St Mary's Church is one of the finest churches in Cheshire, and serves a community that was, at one time, more important than nearby Nantwich. The phrase 'the weakest go to the wall' reminds us of a time when churches did not provide their congregation with seats or pews. Some churches, however, had seats built into the walls for the elderly and infirm, and here they still survive.

Memories of Acton, St Mary's Church 1898

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our website to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was, prompted by the photographs in our archive. These memories are of Acton, St Mary's Church 1898

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My paternal grandfather, Ernest Charles Chamberlain, proposed to my grandmother Annie Brooks, in the churchyard here. He brought her in his pony and trap, in about 1907. He had an agricultural business, Farmers' Inventions, at Beeston Brook, and he built Osborne House there, and later The Crest, because Osborne was too much for Annie to manage. Annie was from Bunbury - her family lived at Fairview, on the Whitchurch Road.