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Local & Community History Month May 2015

May is the month dedicated to local and community history, who knows what you will find out about your local area?   You might discover a relative you did not know about did something that changed your area for the better.  You might discover that your house used to be the site where a memorable event took place.   The beauty is in not knowing what you will discover.   It is like a treasure map of local community secrets and facts to be proud of.


The Historian Association are using the month of May to give local history a voice.  To get you started, here at QuoteMeOil, we have picked at random, some local community facts of some of the places that we deliver heating oil to.


Uncover your local history.  It’s a fun thing for all to get involved with.


Did you know? - Preston

  • Preston began as a village and was called Priests Tun, meaning priests farm or estate
  • Preston began as a Village and grew into a town in the 12th century, mainly because of its position, being located on the north bank of the River Ribble
  • A plaque located in Fox Street is proudly displayed celebrating the achievement of Reverend Joseph Dunn in bringing gas lighting to the town.  Preston was the first English town outside London to be lit by gas
  • The right to hold a Guild Merchant was conferred by King Henry II upon the Burgesses of Preston in a charter of 1179; the associated Preston Guild is a civic celebration held every 20 years and 2012 was the latest Guild year.  It is the only Guild still celebrated in the UK and is thus unique

What other interesting facts do you know?


Did you know? - Mold

  • The small town of Mold is in the county of Flintshire, North Wales
  • Mold Castle was constructed in the 12th century
  • During the Middle Ages, Mold Castle became an invasion point for the competing militaries of Normandy, England, Wales and Scotland.
  • Mold has a rich history dating back to the Bronze Age, with a solid sheet-gold artefact known as the Mold Cape being discovered in the town by workmen in 1833
  • The Mold Cape is thought to be ceremonial wear dating back from 1900 – 1600 BC
  • Famous actor Rhys Ifans went to school in Mold
  • Ron Hughes, a former professional footballer who enjoyed a long career with Chester City F.C., and played for and managed Mold Alexandra F.C., was born in Mold

What other interesting facts do you know?


Did you know?  Parkgate, Wirral

  • The small village of Parkgate is located on the Wirral peninsula
  • situated on the coastline of the River Dee, adjoining 100 square meters of salt marsh separated by a sandstone sea wall
  • During the Second World War, two of Parkgates houses had their cellars converted to shelters for the public to use to protect them from the bombs
  • Parkgate was an important port from the 18th century, in particular as an embarkation point for Ireland


What other interesting facts do you know?


So what interested facts can you find out about your local community?

QuoteMeOil would love to hear them.  We are suppliers of heating oil throughout your local area, here’s just some of the local villages and towns we deliver to:


Abergele, Alsager, Colwyn Bay, Ellesmere Port, Audlem, Bosley, Congleton, Elton, Bagilt,Bretton,Connahs Quay, Flint, Buckley, Conwy, Frodsham, Llandrillo, Bebington, Burton, Corwen, Helsby, Betws Y Coed, Caergwrle, Crewe, Heswall, Biddulph ,Chester, Cynwyd, Holmes Chapel, Birkenhead, Chirk, Denbigh, Holywell, Hope, Llanwrest, Cilcain, Ellesmere, Llay, Oswestry,Sandbach, Whitchurch, Llysfaen, Pen Y Ffordd, St Asaph,  Whitford, Lymm, Prestatyn, Tarporley, Willaston, Macclesfield, Queensferry, Towyn, Wilmslow, Malpas ,Rhes Y Cae, Trefriw, Winsford, Middlewich, Treuddyn, Wirral, Knutsford, Mostyn, Rhuddlan, Wallasey, Wrexham, Nantwich, Rhyl, Warrington, Ysceifog, Neston, Runcorn, Weaverham, Knutsford, Northwich, Ruthin, West Kirby, Llanasa, Rhosllanerchrugog, Hoylake, Knutsford, Bala, Llandudno, Llandynog, Llangollen, Llansannan, Bodelwydden, Abbot's Meads, Acton Bridge, Acton, Adlington, Agden, Alderley Edge, Aldford, Allgreave, Allostock, Alpraham, Alvanley, Antrobus, Appleton Thorn, Arclid, Arclid Green, Arley Green, Arley, Arthill, Ashley, Ashton Hayes, Astbury, Astmoor, Aston by Budworth, Aston by Wrenbury, Audlem, Bache, Backford, Backford Cross, Baddiley, Barnton, Barrets Green, Barrow's Green, Barthomley, Barton, Basford, Batherton, Beechwood, Runcorn, Beeston, Belgrave, Betchton, Betchton Heath, Betley Common, Bewsey, Bexton, Bickerton, Blacon, Blakenhall, Boothsdale, Bosley, Bostock, Boughton Heath, Boughton, Bradley Mount, Bradwall, Brassey Green, Brereton, Bridge Trafford, Bridgemere, Brindley, Broomedge, Broomhall Green, Broxton, Bruen, Stapleford, Bruera, Bucklow Hill, Buerton, Buglawton, Bulkeley, Bunbury, Burland, Burleydam, Gowy, Burton, Burtonwood, Burwardsley, Byley, Caldecott, Calveley, Capenhurst, Carden, Caughall, Chadkirk, Checkley cum Wrinehill, Chelford, Chidlow, Childer Thornton, Cholmondeley, Cholmondeston, Chorley, Alderley, Chorley, Cholmondeley, Chorlton, Chorlton-by-Backford, Chowley, Christleton, Church Lawton, Church Minshull, Church Shocklach, Churton by Aldford, Churton by Farndon, Churton Heath, Churton, Claverton, Clotton Hoofield, Clutton, Coddington, Cotton Abbotts, Cotton Edmunds, Cranage, Crewe by Farndon, Crewe Green, Croft, Croughton, Crowton, Cuddington Heath, Cuddington, Eddisbury, Culcheth, Glazebury, Daresbury, Darnhall, Davenham, Dawpool, Delamere, Disley, Ditton, Dodcott cum Wilkesley, Doddington, Dodleston, Duckington, Duddon, Dunham on the Hill, Dutton, Eaton, Eccleston, Edgerley, Edleston, Egerton, Elton, Elworth, Englesea-Brook, Ettiley Heath, Faddiley, Farndon, Farnworth, Gawsworth, Golborne Bellow, Goostrey, Grafton, Grappenhall, Great Budworth, Great Sankey, Great Sutton, Great Warford, Guilden Sutton, Hale, Halton, Handforth, Handley, Hankelow, Hapsford, Hargrave, Hartford, Harthill, Haslington, Hassall, Hassall Green, Hatherton, Hatton, Warrington, Haughton, Helsby, Henbury, Henhull, Hermitage Green, High Legh, Higher Hurdsfield, Higher Whitley, Hockenhull, Hollins Green, Holmes Chapel, Hooton, Hope Farm, Ellesmere Port, Horton cum Peel, Hough, Hulme, Walfield, Hunsterson, Huntington, Hurleston, Huxley, Iddinshall, Ince, Keckwick, Kelsall, Kenyon, Warrington, Kerridge, Kettleshulme, Kings Marsh, Kingsley, Lach Dennis, Langley, Larkton, Latchford, Lea Newbold, Lea, Lea-by-Backford, Ledsham, Leftwich, Leighton, Little Bollington, Little Budworth, Little Heath, Little Leigh, Little Neston, Little Stanney, Little Sutton, Little Warford, Littleton, Lostock Gralam, Lower Kinnerton, Lower Peover, Lower Withington, Lymm, Malpas, Manley, Marbury, Marlston cum Lache, Marston, Marthall, Martinscroft, Marton, Medhurst Green, Mere, Mickle Trafford, Millington, Milton Green, Minshull Vernon, Mobberley, Mollington, Moore, Moreton cum Alcumlow, Moston, Mottram St Andrew, Mouldsworth, Moulton, Mow Cop, Ness, Nether Alderley, Newbold Astbury, Newhall, Newsbank, Newton by Malpas, Newton by Tattenhall, Newton, Newtown, No Man's Heath, Norbury, Norley, North Rode, Cheshire, Oakgrove, Oakhanger, Oakmere, Occlestone Green, Oldcastle, Ollerton, Oversleyford, Overton, Padgate, Parkgate, Peckforton, Penketh, Pickmere, Picton, Piper's Ash ,Plemstall, Plumley, Poole, Pott Shrigley, Poulton, Poulton-with-Fearnhead, Prestbury, Preston, Preston Brook, Prior's Heys, Puddington, Pulford, Radway Green, Rainow, Ravensmoor, Rode Heath, Rope, Rostherne, Rowton, Rudheath, Rushton, Saighton, Sandiway, Saughall, Scholar Green, Shavington cum Gresty, Shocklach, Shocklach Oviatt, Shotwick, Shotwick Park, Siddington, Smallwood, Smethwick Green, Somerford Booths, Soss Moss, Sound, Sproston, Spurstow, Stanthorne, Stapeley, Stoak, Stockton Heath, Stockton, Stoke, Stretton, Styal, Sutton Lane Ends, Sutton Weaver, Sutton, Newton, Swanley, Swettenham, Tarporley, Tarvin, Tattenhall, Thelwall, Thornton-le-Moors, Threapwood, Tilston, Tilstone Fearnall, Timbersbrook, Tiverton, Toft, Tushingham, Twemlow, Upton by Chester, Utkinton, Walgherton, Wardle, Warmingham, Waverton, Weaverham, Wervin, West Heath, Weston, Halton, Wettenhall, Wheelock, Whitegate, Whitley, Wigland, Willaston, Willington, Wimbolds Trafford, Wimboldsley, Wincham, Wincle, Winnington, Winterley, Wheelock Heath, Winwick, Wirswall, Wistaston, Willaston, Woodbank, Woolstanwood, Worleston, Wrenbury, Wybunbury, Wychough, Congleton, Crewe‎, Macclesfield, Middlewich, Nantwich, Northwich, Poynton, Runcorn, Sandbach, Warrington‎, Widnes, Bollington, Chester, Congleton, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Middlewich, Nantwich, Neston, Northwich, Poynton, Runcorn, Sandbach, Warrington, Westminster, Ellesmere Port, Widnes, Wilmslow, Winsford, Barnston, Bebington, Beechwood, Wirral, Bidston, Birkenhead, Brimstage, Bromborough, Caldy, Clatterbridge, Claughton, Eastham, Egremont, Frankby, Gayton, Grange, Greasby, Heswall, Hoylake, Irby, Landican, Larton, Leasowe, Liscard, Meols, Moreton, New Brighton, New Ferry, Newton, Noctorum, Neston, Oxton, Pensby, Port Sunlight, Poulton, Prenton, Raby Mere, Raby, Merseyside, Rock Ferry, Saughall Massie, Seacombe, Spital, Storeton, Thingwall, Thornton Hough, Thurstaston, Tranmere, Upton, Wallasey, Wallasey Village, West Kirby, Woodchurch, Woodside, Abbey Green, Abcott, Abdon, Ackleton, Acton Burnell, Acton Pigott, Acton Reynald, Acton Round, Acton Scott, Acton Shropshire, Adderley, Adeney, Admaston, Alberbury, Albrighton, Atcham, Alcaston, Alderton, Aldon, Ale Oak, Alkington, All Stretton, Allscot, Alveley, Anchor, Angelbank, Annscroft, Apley Forge, Argoed, Arleston, Arscott, Ashfield, Ashfields, Ashford Bowdler, Ashford Carbonel, Ash Magna, Ash Parva, Asterley, Asterton, Astley, Abbotts, Astley, Aston Botterell, Aston Eyre, Aston Pigott, Aston Rogers, Aston on Clun, Aston, Shropshire, Atcham, Atterley, Aqueduct, Alveston, Babbinswood, Bache Mill, Bache, Back Brook, Badger, Bagginswood, Bagley Marsh, Bagley, Balmer Heath, Bankshead, Barkers Green, Barnsley, Barrow, Baschurch, Battlefield, Bayston Hill, Beambridge, Beckbury, Bedlam, Bedstone, Benthall, Bentlawnt, Beobridge, Berrington, Betchcott, Betton, Betton Strange,,Bettws-y-Crwyn, Bicton,,Bicton,,Billingsley, Bings Heath, Birtley, Bishop's Castle, Bitterley, Bletchley, Bomere Heath, Boningale, Boraston, Boscobel, Botvyle, Bouldon, Bowbrook, Bradeley Green, Brandhill, Breaden Heath, Bridgnorth, Broadward, Brockton, Bromfield, Brompton, Bronygarth, Broome, Broomfields, Broughall, Broseley, Brown Heath, Bucknell, Burford , Burlton, Burwarton, Bushmoor, Buttonoak, Cabin, Calcott, Calverhall, Cantlop, Cardeston, Cardington, Castle Pulverbatch, Caynham, Cefn Einion, Chadwell, Chapel Lawn, Chelmarsh, Cheney Longville, Cherrington, Cheswardine, Cheswell, Chetton Chetwynd, Child's Ercall, Chipnall, Chirbury, Church Aston, ChurchPreen, Church Pulverbatch, Church Stretton, Churchmoor, Claverley, Clee St. Margaret, Cleehill, Cleobury Mortimer, Cleobury North, Clive, Clun, Clunbury, Clungunford, Clunton, Coalbrookdale, Coalport, Cockshutt, Colebatch, Colemere, Comley, Condover, Coppicegate, Coreley, Corfton, Cosford, Coton, Coton Hill, Cound, Crackleybank, Craven Arms, Cressage, Cross Houses, Crossgreen, Cruckmeole, Cruckton, Crudgington, Culmington, Cwm Head , Crickheath, Dawley, Ditton Priors, Doddington, Dorrington, Drayton, Donnington Wood, Dudleston Heath (Criftins), Dunnington, Eaton, Eaton Constantine, Eaton-under-Heywood, Eaton Mascott, Eaton-upon-Tern, Edgmond, Edgton, Edstaston, Ellesmere, Gobowen, Grafton, Gravenhunger, Great Ness, Great Soudley, Grindley Brook, Grinshill, Habberley, Hadley, Hadnall, Hamperley, Halfway House, Hampton Loade, Hanwood, Harmer Hill, Haughmond Hill, Haughton, Hawkstone, High Ercall, <a title="Highe