Farndon Local History Pages


Farndon Parish Council

On the following pages you will be able to meet your Parish Councillors, find details of current special projects, read the monthly meeting Minutes & Agendas, and view a summary of the accounts, where you will see how your money is spent.

Farndon Community Club

Farndon Sports & Social Club has been taken over by Farndon Community Trust and re-branded Farndon Community Club. It is the aim of the Trust (a registered charity) to make The Club accessible for sporting and social activities for residents of Farndon and surrounding villages. You will receive a warm and friendly reception from our helpful staff at all times. The superb facilities at the club are one of its main features. Membership only costs £5 per year!

Farndon Village Surgery

With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

History and Leisure

Mike Royden's Local History Pages

Local History of Liverpool, Merseyside and the surrounding area. Run by local Farndon historian and author, Mike Royden, the site is a wealth of articles, photos, maps, records, publications and downloads. Plenty of useful links and much more. Essential site for Historians!

Family Tree Detective

If you have always wanted to find out more about your ancestry and to bring to life your own personal 'Who Do You Think You Are?' record, we offer a professional, comprehensive and friendly service. Whatever your requirements, we aim to provide you with a record to treasure as a family heirloom.

Royden History.Co.Uk

Web Sites designed and maintained by Mike Royden - Various Local History Sites - including aspects of Merseyside History, World War One Battlefields and local men who fought, and a History of Ellesmere Port/South Wirral

Holt Local History Society

Our Welsh neighbours with whom which our history is so entwined. Founded in March 1992, their aim is to promote the study of the History of Holt and the surrounding area.

BBC WW2 History - Farndon Memories

On the 14th October 2004, BBC researchers came to Farndon Memorial Hall to record villager's stories for the Peoples War website creating a lasting archive of WW2 stories. See here for some of the results of Total Recall Farndon

Farndon & District Brass Band Pages

Over a century in existence, our popular local brass band now has its own web site.

Farndon Scouts

Activities and how to join the 1st Farndon Scouts.

Psychogeographic Review - The Chalets of Farndon

I was alerted to the existence of the river chalets near Farndon by Psychogeographic Review reader, Rob, who wrote about them in his response to a piece I wrote after one of my River Dee walks.  The chalets at Farndon are an expression of the ‘plotlander’ movement of the inter-war years whereby city dwellers acquired small plots of land in rural areas and built their own country retreats, largely free of any planning constraints.  The movement effectively ended with the onset of the Second World War and the tighter town and country planning regime that was introduced in its aftermath.

Art and Design

Liam Royden - Lead singer/guitar - TIRO LARK

Front man of one of the best indie bands to come out of the north west for years, Liam Royden of Farndon and his band Tiro Lark regularly played at local venues such as The Cavern, Telford's Warehouse and Alexander's Bar in Chester (where they have topped the bill at The Gathering Festival for the last three years). Visit his website for audio and video downloads, photographs and latest dates.

Lewis Royden Photography

Local photographer Lewis Royden can often be seen on location around the village or in Chester. Many of his photographs appear on this website and in the Farndon-Holt Village Walks leaflet and he has also had a number of gallery exhibitions. Click here to visit his own website showcasing his photography.

Thomas Monahan - Wild Life Artist and Musician

Tom is a self-taught artist and musician working in his own studio "The Artist Rest" in the small Cheshire village of Farndon on the border of England and Wales in a 18th century cottage, close to the Roman City of Chester. Tom works in all mediums, paint, photography, digital, video, music. Prints and greeting cards also available through his site, plus his latest CD releases.

Vanessa Nuttall - Soprano Soloist

Vanessa has been entertaining north west audiences for several years with her clear lyric soprano voice. Visit her website for further details regarding concert bookings, weddings etc.

Top Farm Pottery

Formerly in the catering trade, Willie the Farndon potter is originally from Wick in Scotland, who opened his pottery studio in Farndon after a complete career change. Over the years, a love of modeling clay has resulted in the evolution of series of hand built raku animal sculptures. See his site for a full range of his creations and stories about some of the amazing commissions he has been asked to undertake.

The Ian Walton Gallery

The work on here is a very small selection of my output over decades.  At present i have no plans to sell work via this web page .  I firmly believe that buyers need to see artwork in the flesh ,so i would prefer that they visit my studio/gallery at   The Ian Walton Gallery 65 High street Farndon Cheshire  England CH3 6PT


Farndon Primary School

Farndon Primary School is a one form entry rural school on the outskirts of the historical city of Chester. It caters for children aged 3 -11 and benefits from an onsite before and after school club and School run Nursery.

Jinnie Tong School of Dance

Here at Jinnie Tong School of Dance we offer classes in Ballet (ISTD Cecchetti), Tap (ISTD), Modern Theatre (ISTD), Street Dance, Musical Theatre and pointe work. We also offer Adult tap and ballet.  All of our teaching staff are registered teacher's of The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.  They are not only DBS cleared, First Aid Trained and Fully Qualified, but each share a passion for teaching, performance and choreography. At Jinnie Tong School Of Dance our goal is to inspire and enrich young people and adults through different genres of dance and introduce them to new opportunities in a happy, safe and secure environment.  We are the only school that runs Dance Classes in Farndon.

Dandelions Day Nursery & Family Centre

Dandelions day nursery and family centre, in Farndon, is a home from home for all the children, combining loving care with the best education which is inspiring and tailored to each individual child. At Dandelions we are making the most of both the indoor and outdoor space to create a vibrant and exciting centre, where young children can learn, grow and develop in a caring, loving environment. We have tried to make our setting as flexible as possible to meet the differing requirements of the families who use our centre. We have expertise in providing for each child’s individual learning and for additional needs.

Cambridge Dream

Cambridge Dream is a leading provider of international short study courses based in Cambridge University, helping high school students (13-18 years old) fulfil their ambition of being accepted by a top university anywhere in the world.

Hostelries and Eating Out

Lewis's of Farndon

Owned by Alison Roberts and Karen Kidd, Lewis’s of Farndon will always offer you a warm welcome, great food and of course fabulous coffee.

The Old Bakehouse B & B Guest House

The Old Bakehouse is situated in the attractive village of Farndon about eight miles south of Chester on the banks of the River Dee, which forms the border with Wales. The building dates from about 1780 with later additions (and plumbing). It was originally a shop and a bakery known as ‘Harrison’s Stores’ and was in use as such until 1986 after which it was sympathetically converted into a family home. The original bread ovens are still in the kitchen although no longer used for baking bread or for the villager’s turkeys at Christmas, which was another popular use!

Farndon Arms

The village pub formerly known as The Raven and The Farndon Arms, has now been refurbished as a gastro pub by the new ownership and renamed 'The Farndon'. Click photograph for more information about their menu, facilities and live music.

Little Churtons, Farndon

Tucked into the beautiful, historical Top Farm on the High Street, this is a small friendly restaurant in Farndon with a garden area serving good value homemade food. They are open Tuesday-Friday for Lunch, (see their Lunchtime Specials Menu) and Tuesday to Saturday for Dinner. Bookings are taken - contact details available on the website. On Sundays and Mondays the restaurant is available for private hire for special occasions and birthday parties. James Churton and Suzanne Little look forward to seeing you soon!

The Greyhound Inn, Farndon

Classic village local. A comfortable lounge area with deep leather sofas, a central drinking area and a room with pool table are all served by a central bar. There is outside seating in summer.

Church Services

St. Chad's Farndon Parish Church

History of St. Chad's Church contained within the general church website.

Crewe-by-Farndon Methodist Chapel

All are very welcome at our services at Crewe by Farndon. Please refer to Events for details of mission, youth events and trips and outings to national events. Our Chapel was founded over 150 years ago in 1858 and has provided a centre of worship in the communities of Crewe by Farndon, Farndon, Holt and the surrounding area ever since. We offer Youth Church for children and young people on Friday evenings

Farndon Business

The Pharmacy, High Street, Farndon

Rigby's Pharmacy offers the Electronic Prescription Service, which allows you to choose or “nominate” a pharmacy to get your medicines or appliances from

Farndon Post Office

Farndon Post Office - Opening hours and contact information.

Chadwick's Newsagents

Chadwick's Newsagents - Opening hours and contact information.

Brewery Motors Limited

We are a family owned and run village garage based in Churton Road Garage, serving the Farndon and Holt area. All work is carried out with the customers needs in mind, we always ensure that all of our work is carried out with the upmost professionalism whilst always friendly and welcoming as we pride ourselves on keeping our customers happy and delivering their requirements.

Farndon Boarding Kennels and Cattery

Angela and Ralph welcome you to our family run Kennels and Cattery in the picturesque village of Farndon on the Cheshire/North Wales border. We provide a safe and secure area for your pets with excellent facilities and individual care, in a warm and friendly environment.

Paul Burrell Flowers

The original Flowershop website is now offline, but you can visit the new shop in Farndon High Street - contact Maria Burrell or Anna on 01829 271 121.
The weblink, left, is for Paul's personal website.


The Long Barn Studio is set in the pretty Cheshire village of Farndon on the River Dee which borders England and North Wales. A prestigious fitness training studio created by Weight Loss & Lifestyle Coach Justin Ryan. His studio offers clients optimal privacy when training.? ? The Long Barn Studio is also Head Office to the J2F Gym Design & Consulting Service. Justin offers a range of Build Projects in which can be designed, Project Managed and Installed by Justin2fitness LTD and they cater for all budgets. 


James Lovett - Founder of Miynd says Miynd is a way of Life, an attitude, a state of Mind. As a Life Coach and a Business Coach, I work with people from all walks of life and all ages, but all with something in common: They are prepared to do something different to get what they want, they are willing to commit to it, and they ask the same from Miynd.  ?And Miynd delivers"

Farndon Hair Studio

Farndon Hair Studio

Griffiths the Butchers

F C and D A Griffiths is a traditional family butcher that pride themselves on there great service and there quality products. They have a wide selection of meats including homemade sausges as well as running a deli that sells a wide variety of goods from cooked meats to cakes. 

Red Moon Interiors, Farndon

Red Moon Interiors is based in Farndon. We design and fit kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, blinds and awnings for customers in Chester, Wirral, Cheshire, Wrexham and North Wales. We will manage your project from start to finish; from changing a tired kitchen worktop or kitchen doors, to extending your property to give you your dream kitchen.

Tilly Anna's Bridal Boutique, Farndon

"The perfect Bridal Boutique offering an exquisite range of wedding dresses & bridesmaids along with the finest in customer service". Based in the beautiful village of Farndon, Cheshire, we offer a stunning range of wedding dresses from exclusive, internationally renowned designers to brides and bridesmaids throughout the region. Conveniently located within a courtyard area offering ample free parking, our experienced consultants can help identify your preferences and requirements, select a range of ideal gowns then see through a made-to-order measuring and alterations service for a perfect fit., We guarantee the full shopping experience; no rush, no pressure and our full attention throughout your visit, making shopping for a wedding dress the unforgettable day it should be.

The Beauty Studio, Farndon

Sitting in the centre of Farndon, The Beauty Studio is the perfect destination for all your pampering needs. Our tranquil salon is designed to compliment your treatment ensuring when you leave you will feel truly relaxed. Our friendly and approachable therapists pride themselves on their customer service and will make sure your visit will be one to remember!

Grosvenor Marquees

Grosvenor Marquees is a leading marquee hire company in the North West, so talking to us is an excellent place to start. You can tap into our remarkable expertise in marquees, tents and other temporary structures. We’ve been working with event organisers for many years, developing and improving the services we offer. We pride ourselves on being a friendly company that people enjoy dealing with and however large or small a marquee you require, every stage of the hire from the site survey to when we take it down will be supervised by one of the owners of the company.

D.A Cotton & Son Limited , Farndon

A family owned business with 39 years experience installing Fullwood milking, cooling and feeding equipment and as main suppliers of Fullwood, Deosan Chemicals and many other sundries. The name D.A Cotton is associated with precision engineering and excellent service for the dairy farmer; our friendly staff are always happy to help with your enquiries.

Drake Communications

Drake Communications is a family run business that was established in 1954. We specialise in television aerials, whether it be the installation of them or repairing them to ensure your TV gets the best picture possible.

Rob Rodger Associates

Landscape design; Award-winning designs for both public and private sectors / Chartered Landscape Architects with 30 years' experience in the UK and abroad / Multi-disciplinary teams including planning consultants,  architects and engineers / Large urban projects to small city gardens 

Gabriel Ash Greenhouse Staging

Gabriel Ash offers a range of strong and beautifully designed greenhouse staging with a choice of surfaces suitable for use in the greenhouse, potting shed or workshop.

Farndon Heating Solutions, Hazeldene, River Lane, Farndon, Farndon, CH3 6QG. 01829 270951

Hair Off the Dog, Dog Grooming Service, Deva Terrace, High St, Farndon, Chester CH3 6QB. 01829 271188


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