St Peter's Church,

Hargrave and Huxley

Social Groups


This Group was founded nearly 40 years ago, with the object of researching local history, organising talks, and visits to places of interest. We meet in Huxley Village Hall for September – November, and January meetings, and in Hargrave Church Hall for December and February to May meetings. A history of the two villages was first published in 1988, with a revised edition published in 2006. Connected with Cheshire Local History Association and numerous other local groups, it is ideal for anyone wanting to know more about where they live – we are sure to know someone who can answer almost any question. Nor are we only local in interest; we have had talks on Pre-Raphaelites, Lacemaking, Rivers, Railways, Verdun, Roman Chester, Folk Medicines etc, etc. Did you know about our medieval pottery kilns, or how significant the Battle of Rowton Moor really was – and where it actually started?

Contact Hon. Secretary Susan Jones :



Huxley and Hargrave W.I will 100 years old in 2020. We are a friendly, lively group who guarantee a warm welcome to new members.

Meetings are held second Wednesday every month.

For more information contact Trish 01829 781255 (

or Connie 01829 781298 (


Our group meet once a month, generally on the third Friday of the month, meeting in

Huxley at 9.30 opposite the school. We then drive to the location of the walk, often car

sharing. Our walks are not too strenuous ranging between 3 and 6 miles long. 

We get together to enjoy healthy exercise and friendly chat, usually ending our walks with a coffee at a local café or pub. 

Everyone is very welcome. 

For further details contact Jenny Hobbs.

Tel. 01829 781250



Our local crown green bowling club was conceived in 1984, and developed by a group of Hargrave and Huxley villagers. An approach was made to the Church Council regarding the availability of a piece of land and work  on the green commenced in 1984.It was officially opened in 1985. During the intervening 36 years it has remained a popular venue, to gather and enjoy a relaxing activity during the summer months, as well as meeting old and new friends and neighbours from in and round the local area. To maintain these contacts during the colder months, the club has extended its benefits by forming a winter club in the Church Hall, meeting one afternoon a week outside the bowling season, when indoor mat bowls and table tennis can be played, or just to have a cup of tea and a chat to catch up on the local news.

Although the purpose of the club is to have as many bowls players as possible to choose for both our League teams on Tuesday afternoons in the summer, we do hold club competitions between April and September which finishes with an "away-day" on another club's green, with meal, to end the season. We consider ourselves to be open and friendly to anyone who might be interested in joining. Those who are keen to learn and/or play bowls, will be given tuition and lent the necessary equipment to do so. The age for playing bowls usually ranges from teenagers to over 80+, of which there are a few in our club. As the situation is at the moment, we  meet every Saturday afternoon at 2:00pm, weather permitting; although the green is open at all times, (apart from when matches are being played), for club members and guests who wish to practice . This will be the ideal time to come along and find out what we have to offer, and maybe try your hand at this absorbing pastime. 

For more information contact Tony Nuttall [secretary]    01829 770 623

Or Mike Roscoe [chairman]                                           01829 781 212


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