Read the story behind Croft Unitarian Chapel and how it's legacy lives on.
Read the latest updates along with news from the past.
Christ Church, Croft
Read all about Croft Parish Church, a Grade II Listed Building.
Preserving our Local History is Vital
Preservation is not just about saving an old building here and there, but also the matter of saving our culture and heritage. It only takes one generation to lose interest and the valuable history is lost forever. Our lives today are shaped by the everyday struggles and triumphs of ordinary people, how they lived and the places they built. An understanding of these past behaviours is what gives us communities. By continuing to share these stories and traditions, we strengthen our community connection.
Local Places of Worship
Until recently, churches and chapels weren't just a big part of the community, they were the community - especially for women who weren't allowed in public houses or to participate in leisure activities. Without the parish and church records, there would be no records, which is why it is so important that these places are celebrated and remembered.
Winwick, Hulme, Risley, Middleton, Kenyon, Hulme, Houghton, Arbury, Golborne, Lowton, Pesfurlong, Southworth, Croft, Culcheth, Newchurch, Holcroft, Rixton, Glazebrook, Glazebury, Hollins Green, Locking Stumps, Cinnamon Brow, Little Town, Leigh, Pennington, Bedford, Wigan, Hindley, Abram, Chowbent, Tyldesley, Newton, Haydock and Warrington among others are all covered in some way, as we follow the location of our communities through history.