Take a trip down memory lane with the stories that hit the headlines 100, 50 and 25 years ago in the Northwich Guardian.

100 years ago

THE farmers in the Northwich district are going to organise their forces by forming a branch of the National Farmers’ Union.

This was the outcome of a well-attended and representative meeting of farmers held at the Crown and Anchor Hotel, Northwich, on Friday evening, when the aims and objects of the union were explained by two members of the Executive Committee, and a decision was arrived at in favour of Northwich taking up the work of the union by starting a branch.

50 years ago

WINSFORD’s first Arts Festival is about to get under way. The Civic Hall will stage a variety of events to cater for every taste, and will also demonstrate the wealth of local talent and artistry which the Arts Society has mobilised in the few months of its existence.

The programme is based on events for which the Arts Society is responsible, with the suggestions from Mr David Robinson, Civic Hall Manager, which completes the week’s attractions.

The result ensures maximum local participants from music, stage and choral groups, and draws on nationally-known personalities of the concert room and television to complete a well-balanced week of attractive events.

25 years ago

THE survivor of a near fatal car crash has expressed her gratitude to passing motorists who helped save her life.

Christine Hamlett, aged 35, from Astbury Drive, Barnton, was desperate to track down a man who pulled her to safety after the incident last Monday night.

Christine described how her husband Kevin had an epileptic seizure while driving towards the bridge at the end of the Winnington Lane.

She said: “Kevin’s foot went down onto the accelerator and we shot off down the road.

“I had to swerve the wheel to miss other cars and if we would have hit the stone bridge we would have been dead.

“After the car went down the bank I don’t remember anything until I was being helped out of the car.”