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Caption for Acton, St Mary's Church 1898: 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

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, (...Read full memory)

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