Historical Archives of
Upton-by-Chester & district


What's new since last update on the site (top push down list)

  • Memories from Pauline Boynette (nee Moore)....see under 'people'
  • The Institute and its Steward - Frank Lloyd (corrected 12/2/06)
  • 2006 programme
  • Book and Festival info
  • Apologies - but priority is the book - very little web update untilFeb05
  • the Frog Hall / Brewer's Arms / Bridge Farm riddle resolved
  • Plas Newton & Newton Cottage
  • Upton Golf Club
  • 'People' reorganised with several additions
  • more on Sheila Garston & on MillView School
  • Dicksons nurseries
  • Heath cottages corner of Caughall Rd
  • Both Sandpits
  • Upton Heath & Bache garages
  • Weston Grove shops
  • Bache shops
  • Upton Drive
  • Kingsmead
  • Bache Bowling Club
  • The Cockpit
  • Rose Cottage / Broomhurst (Newton)
  • Upton Lodge
  • more on village events - incl annual agricultural show and gymkhana
  • 27th March Exhibition pictures
  • Horticultural Society - some scrapbook pictures
  • ..at last a photo of Government House
  • Village celebrations
  • Upton Farm
  • Government House & Upton Lodge
  • Newton House
  • Upton Grange (Upton's only remaing active farm)& Earl Shrewsburys 1917 Auction
  • see 'nostalgia' 1920s for the hunt
  • more census records
  • exhibition details
  • archived 'ads' of past tradesmen / businesses
  • start of summarising the 1741-1894 township minute book - see reference section
  • lots of info re the 1839 tithe apportionments - see the Reference section
  • 1850 & 1874 directories
  • asylum and zoo - more
  • Upton St.Mary's - reminiscences of former pupils
  • Flower Club photos
  • early information relating to Kate Robert's forthcoming talk on Archaeology around Upton
  • Local History Group's 2004 programme
  • extra facts from the short survey work in c1973 by WCETG incl ghost stories
  • Introduced a bibliography under 'references' & reorganised the navigation for 'places'
  • Brock family history & John Ross under 'people'
  • record of Inauguration of President Joyce Cook and past pupils reunion
  • lots about organisations - access from 'organisations' on the homepage
  • more on Village Hall Opening Ceremony
  • history of the war memorial
  • list started of origins of place names
  • Cricket ground; ARP and war memorial
  • Bache early history reorganised integrating Kate Robert's research
  • Many pages on transport - accessed from homepage main menu
  • more on schools - St.Marys and Millview
  • lots about Upton Heath (formerly Manor) school and ex-teacher Joyce Cook.
  • site now on a different server (should be transparent to site visitors via search engines or via www.history.uptonbychester.org.uk
  • slight revamp of homepage
  • under 'old news' see about Upton's canal that never was
  • Joyce Cook & 'A good sing'
  • village hall with drama pic
  • more places (also on virtual tour) - oaks / riding school / rail halt etc
  • more places (also on virtual tour) - Upton Lawns / post-war Smithy / Bache
  • 'organisation' now being set up incl wartime organisations
  • more nostalgia - see 1960s
  • more places and via the virtual tour map
  • beginnings of a virtual historical tour of Upton (but some big files)
    ...or quicker access from list of places
  • thumbnail copies of some of the WI1951 album illustrations
  • more old maps - some of these large files - slow download
  • update on the local history group
  • a new 'old news' page accessed from 'nostalgia' menue
  • final 40 pages of text of the 1951 history now transcribed
  • Twinning info with Arradon (see under Misc)
  • 50 pages from the 90page WI history written in 1951 now transcribed
  • 1839 tithe map on-line