C&DLHA | Incorporating Crewe Historical Society



In 1917, a rail service was instituted to carry naval personnel from Euston to the far north of Scotland where the fleet was stationed. This is the longest route ever in the British Isles and became known as the Jellicoe Express after Admiral Jellicoe, Commander of the Fleet (or to those travelling on it as […]

The first Crewe Cricket Club was established in 1850 and by the 1880s was playing on a ground off the present Stewart Street, and area still of farms and fields. A membership card from 1889 shows us that the club President was Alderman Francis W Webb. By the 1930s the club had moved to the […]

Establishment anniversary and pamphlets for college. 2018 sees the 175th anniversary of the founding of a Mechanics Institute in the new town being built for its workers by the Grand Junction Railway Company, an event which leads through to the splendid college┬áserving the town and its surrounding area┬átoday. Crewe Historical Society has been asked by […]

Peter Ollerhead is a well-known local historian who has written extensively about Crewe. His Book “Crewe in the Great War” is one of the series ‘Your Towns and Cities in the Great War’, published by Pen & Sword Military and is full of photographs and interesting facts.