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Cruising the River Weaver

Hunts Lock at Northwich

Northwich from Hayhurst Bridge showing the former Flotel

The Anderton Boat Lift

Dutton Railway Viaduct

Onwards to Sutton Weaver

Panary arrives at Sutton Mill

Weston Marsh Lock

The Weaver is only navigable from Winsford Bridge to its confluence with the Ship Canal


Owners, Occupiers and Others; 17th Century Northwich
by Tony Bostock

Book of Winsford
by J Brian Curzon

Waterways Journal Vol 2 Price: £5.95
Published by The Boat Museum Society, Ellesmere Port.
ISSN 1466-3732
Includes The River Weaver – Cheshire’s artery for salt and shipbuilding by Tony Hirst.
Available on line and from The Boat Museum, Ellesmere Port and waterways outlets.

Acton Bridge: Snapshots in Time
ISBN 0 949001 15 5
The story of the village of Acton Bridge, near Northwich. Researched and compiled by members of Acton Bridge Womens’ Institute, it includes over eighty-five colour and black and white photographs.

The Anderton Boat Lift
by David Carden
Published by Black Dwarf Publications
ISBN 0-9533028-6-5
The first detailed history of the Anderton Boat Lift.
Written by one of the consultant engineers involved in its restoration.

The Northwich Flood in 1946
Published by Northwich and District Heritage Society 

Looking Back at Northwich and District: A Brief History
by Joseph T Robinson
ISBN 0-9522385-2-7

Dolly and Ted
by Valerie Fleet
ISBN 9781843864523 
Childhood memories of life on the River Weaver


Local News


    Our Chairman's 2017 Report including his Report on the Barons Quay Development ....

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    24th Mar 2017

    The Society held its AGM which was well attended ....

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  • British Empire Medal
    11th Jun 2016

    The RWNS Treasurer has been recognised in the Queen's Birthdday Honours List ....

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  • Swing Bridge wins National Commendation
    8th Oct 2015

    The Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge has won a national commendation ....

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  • Society recognised with Award
    1st May 2015

    The River Weaver Navigation Society has won an Oscar .....

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  • Northwich Flood Defences
    30th Oct 2014

    The Society has objected to the proposed Flood Defence Scheme in Northwich ....

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What's On

  • 2019 Salt Towns’ Rally
    13th Sep 2019 - 20th Sep 2019

    A boat rally from Winsford, down the Weaver and on to to Middlewich via the Anderton Boat Lift ....

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  • Weaverham History Society
    University Primary Academy Weaverham

    You can learn more about the area with our society partner ....

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  • Discover the History of Mid Cheshire
    Weaver Hall Museum

    Explore the history of the local area at a Museum that is close to the River Weaver ....

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  • The Lion Salt Works
    A short walk from the River Weaver Navigation

    The Lion Salt Works, following a £10m restoration is now open to the public ....

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