News: May 2018

As with all businesses and organisations, new Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been introduced with very heavy fines for any breaches. Our Club is no exception and a small sub-committee has studied the requirements and formulated procedures that enable us to comply.

This month’s speaker was Ian Doughty who gave a fascinating talk about “Havannah” Cheshire’s deserted village. Situated near Congleton and originally referred to as “The Deserted Village”, it was established in 1762 to commemorate the capture of Havana in
Cuba.

It was one of the first industrial villages to be built and for over 200 years, the water powered mills were used in the production of copper sheeting, brass wire, spinning silk and the production of Havana cigars.