A Short Survey of Upton and Bache compiled by The
Wealstone Chester Evening Townswomens Guild in c1973
Produced around 1973 this document resembles an old school textbook with a coloured
cardboard cover containing 19 gestetnered sheets of half foolscap size all stapled together.
It was edited & illustrated by Phyllis Hatfield. Title sheet; 14 pages of text and 4 pages
each with a single ink sketch.
How many were produced is not known and no-one has been traced who was associated with the project.
Although a lot briefer than the 1951 W.I. history; it has heavily drawn on that material
with some updating to 1973.
The following are the only additional historical points not covered in the W.I. scrapbook.
- The first police constable was appointed to Upton in 1840. His name was Robert Turpin
, his appointment was shared with other townships and Upton paid him 18s/10d per quarter.
- St.Mary's headteacher Mr Bullock is given his full name of James Maxwell Bullock.
- Carolservices now held at Christmas in the cockpit.
- The church still giving buns to the sunday school children on Ascension Day.
- There were two sandpits in Upton. The smaller one off Heath road was owned by Captain Hilton Gardiner.
This is said to have been discovered when digging out a fox. The larger one in Upton Lane
was the property of Sir Philip Egerton and rented to Mr. Ithell of Upton Hall Farm
and the sand was used for building purposes.