Supermarkets Asda and Aldi are in the town centre, Morrisons is in Wharton and Tesco is in Over. There are branches of various national chain stores. The shopping centre is a 1970s design, with retail units and a multistorey car park subsequently added.

Winsford is proud of it's community. If there's anything missing that you'd like to see here please let us know.

The United Kingdom's largest rock salt (halite) mine is at Winsford.[18] It is one of only three places where rock salt is commercially mined in the United Kingdom, the others being at Boulby Mine, North Yorkshire, and Kilroot, near Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland.[19]

Winsford is also well known for its crown green bowlers, with many of the top players in the country hailing from Winsford over the years, many of whom played or play for Wharton Cons BC.[citation needed]

Winsford is a town and civil parish within the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It lies on the River Weaver south of Northwich and west of Middlewich, and grew around the salt mining industry after the river was canalised in the 18th century, allowing freight to be conveyed northwards to the Port of Runcorn on the River Mersey.

Networking throughout the afternoon proved that winners were hard to come by but the racing was competitive and the weather was fine, sunny and a little windy.

Winsford has one local newspaper, the weekly Winsford and Middlewich Guardian (part of the Newsquest Media Group). The town was previously served by a second weekly paper, the Mid-Cheshire Chronicle (part of the Trinity Mirror group), but the title ceased publication on 30 September 2009.[22]

A Permit to Travel machine is available for use when the Ticket Office is closed. This is located at the station entrance from the car park to Platform 2.

Winsford railway station, on the Liverpool to Birmingham main line, is one mile (1.5 km) east of the centre of the town, in Wharton. The town at one time had two other railway stations: Winsford and Over, on a branch from the Mid-Cheshire Line near Cuddington, and Over and Wharton, on a branch from the Liverpool to Birmingham line.

In what is their biggest game for quite a while Winsford will be making a trip to Whitby on September 3rd to meet Whitby Town in the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Cup.

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Winsford United Football Club is a semi-professional football club based in Winsford, Cheshire that has enjoyed a long proud history as full members of The Football Association. The club was founded in 1883 and are nicknamed The Blues. The club is currently a member of the North West Counties League Premier Division, with home matches played at Barton Stadium. The club is famous for spotting talented players who have progressed into the professional game.

THEY say that the first casualty of war is the truth.

In the late 1980s, a record-breaking pumpkin was grown on the allotments. Weighing in at 579 lb (263 kg), it held the national record for a time.[47]

All Churches in Winsford are members of the Winsford Churches Together, which includes:

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There are a limited number of seats available on the coach so if you would like to travel with the team book your seat. The cost is just £10.00 return.

The town has a bus network run by bus company Arriva, with buses to Crewe and Northwich.

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A small area in the south of the civil parish falls within the Weaver Valley Area of Special County Value.[11]

George is covered by the extensive player insurance the club invests in but we are looking at ways we are allowed to assist him financially in the short term. There will certainly be a bucket collection at the game against New Mills on Saturday and other ways will be investigated.

Winsford Cricket Club play in the Meller Braggins Cheshire Cricket League, which forms part of the Cheshire pyramid. Winsford have had a cricket team since 1888 when the team was founded by ICI workers and played at the Dingle, next to the Palace Picture House (now Palace Bingo). In 1991 Winsford moved to Knights Grange to allow the Council to build the new council offices (Wyvern House).

Blue Bell Inn by St Chad's Church, now also a children's nursery, is an exact replica of a medieval building that burned down in the 1960s.[5]

Foodcraft; An English fish and chips shop and currently one of Winsfords oldest businesses. Foodcraft also holds claim to the United Kingdom’s only fish and chips shop that doubles up as a bakery and sells its own pies and cakes. Recently voted as having the best chips in Cheshire via the National Choice Chip Awards 2015 [17] Winner of the 2015 Winsford Oscars “Business of The Year.”

Friday 16th September heralded the first meeting of The Winsford Racing Club, organised by The Winsford Recreation Association, with a trip to Newton Abbot for an afternoon of jump racing.

Dougie Carroll and Kyle McGonigle were both on the scoresheet for Mossley in their FA Cup victory over Hemsworth Miners Welfare but Alex Byrne’s 90th minute spot kick for Northwich Victoria was little consolation in a shock 4-2 cup defeat against Division One Cheadle Town. Another former Blues marksman on the winning side was Dennis Sherriff who wrapped up the scoring for Burscough who won 4-1 on their visit to Parkgate.

Please note that staff help is only available when the ticket office is open.

The nearest airports are Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Airport.

Winsford's climate is temperate with few extremes. The average temperature is slightly above the average for the United Kingdom, as is the average amount of sunshine.[12][13] The average annual rainfall is slightly below the average for the United Kingdom.[14] On an annual basis there are few days when snow lies on the ground, although there are some days of air frost.[15][16]

Route planning around the station including maps and platforms

We agreed to return to the coach after the 6th race and need to await for one couple who had a good reason to be late….they won a wad on the 6th!

The Brunner Guildhall, which now houses the Citizens Advice Bureau, was built in the late 19th century. It is a two-storey building built in Flemish Gothic style, and carries the date 1899. It was built by Sir John Tomlinson Brunner, who gave it to Winsford Urban District Council, to be used for Trade and Friendly Societies, and other public purposes. It was given its name by the chairman of the council in recognition of Brunner's generosity.[33]

In the meantime I’m sure you will join everyone at the club in wishing George a speedy and successful recovery.


Winsford Lifestyle Centre has a large, varied fitness class timetable, so there’s always something different to try! There’s old favourites like Zumba and Spin, alongside Body Combat, Aqua classes, and more holistic classes such as Iyengar Yoga.

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Rock salt was laid down in this part of North West England 220 million years ago, during the Triassic geological period. Seawater moved inland from an open sea, creating a chain of shallow salt marshes across what is today the Cheshire basin. As the marshes evaporated, deep deposits of rock salt were formed.

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The expansion led to a mix of people in the town, comprising the original Cheshire residents, a wave of migrants from Manchester, and a second and much larger wave of newcomers from Liverpool. There was (and to some extent still is) some friction between "Old" and "New" Winsfordians. The term "Woolyback" for "Old" Winsfordians was a common term of abuse related to their supposed rural roots. These tensions have now greatly subsided.

As you will be aware one  of our players, George Ward, was seriously injured in the match against Irlam leading to abandonment of the game. As the result of a 50/50 tackle George was left with a broken Tibia and Fibula.

By the World War II, employment in the salt trade had declined as one company took control of all the salt works and introduced methods of manufacture that needed much less labour. Slum clearance started in the 1930s and, by the 1950s three new housing estates had been built on both sides of the river to replace sub-standard homes. However, even in the 1960s, Winsford could be described as "one long line of mainly terraced houses from the station to Salterswall".[8]