Heritage Open Days Self-Guided Walk

Frodsham & District History Society is contributing to Heritage Open Days by bringing together information from numerous sources on the history of selected local shops in the centre of Frodsham.

The information will be displayed on individual posters in the windows of 18 shops, or former shops from the 2nd to 10th September to coincide with the nationally celebrated Heritage Open Days. The posters will show historic images and advertisements, former site usage and details of previous owners and occupiers.

The posters are best viewed by following a short walk starting at Nationwide in lower Church Street, then continuing up Church Street and under the railway bridge towards the Helter Skelter (5 posters). Cross to the opposite side of Church Street & walk down to the traffic lights (4 posters).

Turn left along the south side of Main Street and walk to Coward’s (2 posters). Retrace your steps to the Post Office, cross to the north side of Main Street and proceed towards the Bear’s Paw (4 posters). Continue into the north side of High Street (3 posters).

On this suggested walk you will also pass 3 properties that are participating in the Heritage Open Days ‘buildings open to view’ scheme and you are encouraged to view their special heritage features. The Chester Civic Trust and Cheshire West and Chester Heritage Open Days booklet, which includes 6 properties in Frodsham, is available for free from Frodsham Community Centre, Frodsham Library, Castle Park Arts Centre, Castle Park House, St Laurence Church and local participating properties. Please check opening times.

The information on the posters has come from past and present owners, local residents and historical sources including the Cheshire Image Bank. Further details about the Frodsham & District History Society can be obtained from Kath Gee at Kgee96@aol.com.

Shops in trail
Part of the trail along south side of Main Street

End of the trail on the north side of Main Street