About This Website

This website was initiated by Willaston COG to fulfil the action defined in the Willaston Parish Plan issued in Autumn 2009.

We are grateful to Cheshire Community Action for providing the funding to get us started.

Many thanks to Gordon Bennett Technologies Ltd for making our ideas a reality.

This website relies on volunteers to write articles and update the information on it. If you can spare us a some time occasionally and would like to join the editorial team, please email editor@willastonweb.co.uk

If you would like to get more involved in your community and help Willaston COG achieve other projects, please email Willastonplan@hotmail.co.uk

If you would like to submit news or articles about life in Willaston please email editor@willastonweb.co.uk

About Willaston


Willaston is a village of approximately 1500 households and 3000 people and is situated between Nantwich and Crewe in Cheshire.

Willaston is believed to have taken its name from an ancient homestead known as Wiglaf’s tun. The name has been changed many times over the centuries.

Between 1801 and 1851 Willaston had a population of less than 300. This grew rapidly over the next 50 years to around 2400 in 1902, largely due to the building of a railway station in 1858 which completely transformed the rural landscape of Willaston.

Willaston used to have many shops along Wistaston Road but over the years these, including the Post Office have closed leaving Willaston Stores, 2 hairdressers and a Fish and Chip shop.

In addition there is Peacock Stores and a Garden Nursery on Crewe Road and Cheerbrook Farm Shop.

There are 4 pubs within Willaston: The Nags Head, The Lamb, The Peacock, The Horseshoes Inn and Restaurant. There is also Willaston Social Club, a private members’ club.

Willaston does not currently have a village hall but has several smaller halls: St Luke’s Church Hall, St John’s Church Hall, Willaston Social Club, Masonic Hall, Scout Hut and Bowling Club.

Willaston Primary School hosts the famous World Worm Charming Championships each June with all proceeds going to the school.

Willaston enters the Britain in Bloom competition each year.

The Rose Queen Fete was held for the first time for many years in 2010 in August on the Lettie Spencer Playing Fields.

For more information on Willaston, please refer to the Willaston Parish Plan Document 2009.

A copy can be seen online on www.cheshireaction.org.uk/downloads/list/categories/parish-plans/P80

If you are a new Willaston resident and would like to have a printed copy please email willastonplan@hotmail.co.uk.