Roy Cottage, Townfield Lane, Tarvin
Tarvin Community Centre
By John Daines - 28th October 2013 6:30am
I've looked at the figures on Tarvin population in the recent article by Ted Lush and they are interesting.
The one figure that stands out is the 5-15 year age range in 1981. Most of the others change in a more gradual way but the change of that figure from 1981 to 1991 is particularly drastic in falling from 629 to 358.
I think the drop was so large because of the demographic at the time when there were lots of young families from all over the country that were transient. Heath Drive school was full and they had to build Meadow Close for the infants. ICI and Shell had lots of people who moved from place to place every 3 years or so. Only the "locals" had grandparents in the area. All that meant that people had to build their own community and mutual support mechanisms. Paying for baby-sitting was unheard of. There was the tiddly wink group, the curtain ring group and others, based on one per hour before midnight and two after. It was a way of keeping track of who'd done what and every so often there would be a meeting to balance things up. One year there were 32 teams in the village quiz because there were so many organisations, some with more than one team.
Over the years people have put down roots and some of the young people have returned so that the generational profile has changed.
(Ed. I think I still have some unused curtain rings in the desk drawer!)
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
Twenty-six residents attended the June Parish Council meeting and almost all were there to speak during the Open Forum and to complain about the locked gate between the properties in what was Top Farm and Forge Way.After listening to the different concerns raised the following statement was agreed by the Parish Council:1. The Parish Council have always supported full public access to and from...
Many of you will know that our amazing Vicar, Reverend Adam Friend has recently been on sabbatical and completing some very serious challenges in order to raise money for a variety of causes.First of all Adam, son Henry and friends Ian and Tod Tordoff cycled coast to coast to raise in excess of £1000 for WaterAid whose mission is to change normal for millions of people within a generation...
Notice has been given which will on occasions at night prohibit through traffic on the A51 Duddon Road/Tarporley Road — from Willington Road to Burton Lane in Clotton to enable carriageway resurfacing works to be carried out by Cheshire West and Chester Council.The closure will come into force on 17th July 2019 and will be in force for a maximum of five days. It is anticipated that the work...