Thelwall 1100 Festival

Thelwall 1100 Festival  9-24th September 2023

Welcome to the Thelwall 1100 Festival page where you’ll find details of the exciting programme of events awaiting you in September.  This is where you can find out about:

  • What’s on between 9 – 24 September
  • Volunteering


All this to mark the anniversary of Edward the Elder fortifying Thelwall in 923 AD – so save the dates!

All events are FREE to the community, apart from Laskey Cream Tea and Ballad's and Blue's Night, which are both SOLD OUT.  No tickets needed for the main events, simply turn up and enjoy the fun! 

To view the full programme, click this link below...





The Programme so far:

Saturday 9 September                  

Parish Hall 10 am – 5 pm       

Thelwall Festival Gallery

Heritage Skills: North Cheshire Guild of Spinners, Weavers & Dyers

Fishing and Farming

Thelwall Rose Queen Display

Thelwall Morris Men

‘Picnic in the Park’ - Chaigeley’s 75th Anniversary Big Celebration - 3pm till 9pm

with The Kalamazoo Dance Band & Kal’s Kats, Bar & Refreshments



Friday 15th September

Grappenhall & Thelwall Royal British Legion 7.30 pm – 11.00 pm

‘Ballads & Blues’ Folk Night - SOLD OUT


MC: Norman Froggatt

Geoff Bibby

Sixpenny Cut 

Billy Pook

Peter Price & Friends

Ruth Bibby

Paul Thompson

(Admission £10 - ticket only).


Saturday 16th September

Baden Lodge (Scout Hut) 2pm - 4pm

Stone Treasure Hunt for all the family

Laskey Farm 2 pm – 4 pm

A chance to enjoy a ‘Cream Tea & Fizz’ in a beautiful garden - SOLD OUT



Sunday 17th September

Lane End & Bridgewater Canal time to be confirmed

Experience Fishing

Thelwall Railway History Walk

Grappenhall & Thelwall Royal British Legion time to be confirmed

The Mansions of Thelwall History Walk




Thelwall Junior School: History Open Day - 10.30am - 2.30pm

All Saints’ Church: An archive of pictures and photographs


Saturday 23rd September

Parish Hall & Chaigeley Field 10 am – 5 pm

Viking Re-Enactment and Living History. WIRHALH SKIP FELAGR     Chaigeley Field

Viking Re-enactment Group

Living history displays: crafts, food, medicines, clothing


Training with wooden sticks & swords for children

Best-dressed little Viking or Anglo-Saxon - 4pm


10.00am – 5pm                Baden Lodge/Thelwall Parish Hall WA4 2EZ

Thelwall Railway – Warrington Model Railway Group

Thelwall Heritage Displays

Thelwall Morris Men

Lymm & Thelwall U3A





Sunday 24th September

10.00am – 3.00pm                                          Thelwall Parish Hall WA4 2EZ

All Saints’ Thelwall Market


10.00am – 11.30am                                          All Saints’ Church, Thelwall

1100th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service


We’re grateful to The Pickering Arms, The Little Manor and the Grappenhall & Thelwall Royal British Legion for their support and involvement over the Festival period.


We had a bumper crop of entries for the Children’s Thelwall 1100 Logo Competition. A big THANK YOU to all who submitted their designs. The judges were not necessarily looking for good drawing skills but more for concepts and ideas as this is what branding and logo design is all about. They had a really tough time selecting the winners from their shortlist but the results are:


1st  - Amelia Grace Williamson – class 5/6

2nd - Annabelle – class 4

3rd - Thomas Pickford – class 5/6

The final logo is a combination of the winning three designs


The runners-up are:

Ben – 6th Scouts

Chloe Williams – 3rd Thelwall Guides

Lucy – class 5

Matilda Sparks – class 3

Sophie B – class 5

Zara Whittaker – class 5/6


Well done all of you! We will display all the entries at one of the celebration events in September



The Thelwall 1100 Stone Painting Challenge

The Thelwall Guides have set this Challenge, open to anyone. The stones produced will be made into a mosaic to commemorate the 1100th anniversary of Thelwall becoming a ‘cyty’.


  • We challenge you to paint a stone showing something to do with Thelwall. It can be a landmark, a special place, or a story you’ve heard about Thelwall


  • Your stone should be no smaller than 8cm x 5cm and no larger than 10cm x 10cm. They must be varnished before being submitted


  • Full instructions will appear on this page shortly

If you want to see what painted stones look like you can visit the display outside Lymm Heritage Centre.