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!

The Village Surgeries Group (Farndon)

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. Surgery telephone: 01829 771588

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!

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

Based in Churton

Wonderful blog pages by Andie, a Londoner and experienced archaeologist. History, archaeology, walks, flora and fauna, it all here in fascinating detail. Well worth a visit!

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

Top Farm Pottery

Willie was born in Wick in the far north of Scotland and, following a three year ceramics course at Chesterfield Art College, has pursued a successful career as a potter for over 25 years.
His studio is in Farndon at Top Farm Pottery. Here he has developed a range of mainly thrown, highly decorated Earthenware, each piece individually brush decorated with a variety of animals and fish in mediterranean colours.
Willie also runs pottery classes.


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.

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.

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 Hare, Farndon

Formerly The Greyhound pub, in the centre of Farndon village, The Hare was acquired by the independent Pubs Limited, set up by co-founder of the Brunning & Price chain, and underwent a complete refurbishment in 2020/21. Fresh food, quality menu, real ale, interesting wines - sister pub to The Swan at Marbury and The Black Bear in Whitchurch.

The Raven, Farndon

The village pub formerly known as the The Farndon Arms, has now reverted to its original name of The Raven. Now refurbished and under new ownership. No website, but there is a Facebook page 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 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!

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

Botany House Antiques & Collectables, High Street, Farndon

A welcome feature on the High Street, a fascinating shop to browse with quality stock on view. Mainly selling interesting vintage, antique and retro items, but will also consider selling items from local craft businesses. More detail and current stock on their web site and Facebook.

The Pharmacy, High Street, Farndon

Treatments, services, full contact details and opening times.

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.

Velvet Peony

A carefully curated collection of flowers, gifts and homeware by Julie Carmichael.

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.

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!

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.

Hair Off the Dog

Hair off the Dog is a small dog groomers. All dogs are treated with patience. We offer full grooming services, including clipping, hand stripping, or just a bath.

Farndon Heating Solutions

Plumbing - Heating - Renewables Gas - oil - lpg - registered Domestic - commercial - registered Worcester Accredited installers

Rodger Associates Ltd - Landscape Architects

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.


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