A book about the history of Acton Bridge has been reprinted with support from Redrow.
Acton Bridge WI received almost £700 from Redrow’s Hartford Community Fund to assist with printing costs, enabling a fresh print run of the book Acton Bridge Snapshots in Time.
WI members Judy Pardoe, Rosemary Mullett, Veronica Oliver, Patricia Robinson and Sue Williams pictured with Redrow’s Tom Ross-Gower at Hartford Grange
Veronica Oliver, project manager and research co-ordinator for the book, said: “We produced the book with the support of members and their families to capture the memories and changing way of life of an English Village during the twentieth century. It describes the history of the village and its river crossing, farming, local industries and village organisations.
“Copies are given to newcomers as part of our welcome pack, which also details local services. With Redrow’s help we were able to replenish our stock so that new residents of the area and those joining the WI can learn about local history.”
Acton Bridge WI members Veronica Oliver, Judy Pardoe and Rosemary Mullett deliver copies of Acton Bridge Snapshots in Time.
Since 2016 Redrow has directly invested more than £20,000 into good causes in Hartford and the surrounding areas via voluntary community funds.
Caroline Thompson-Jones, area sales manager for Redrow Homes (NW), said: “It’s important that when we build new homes we remember the history of the area too. Acton Bridge Snapshots in Time is a great resource to help with that, particularly for people moving into the neighbourhood. The WI have done a fantastic job in capturing the spirit of the community past and present and we hope that it lives on for future residents to enjoy.”