Keckwick Places

Daresbury Laboratory

Daresbury Laboratory

The tower at Daresbury laboratory is a well known landmark and we probably all know a little bit about the work carried out there. But when I was shown a photograph of a line of wooden huts and a football pitch adjacent to the site, I could only wonder...

Daresbury Rifle Club

At the time of the 2nd Boer War of 1899-1902, it was made apparent that marksmanship in the British Army needed to be improved. The British Rifle Association was formed with the aim of bringing “into one association all civilians who want to be able t...
Keckwick Ford

Keckwick Ford

Keckwick Ford was the crossing point for Keckwick Brook at the point where it joined the marsh edge and later, the main Warrington to Runcorn Road. The name Keckwickford, is derived from Kirke (church), Wick (settlement), Ford (crossing), hence Keckwickford....
Keckwick Hill

Keckwick Hill

Many of you will have enjoyed walking over ‘The Firs’ - otherwise known as Keckwick Hill. This area of land has been wooded for hundreds of years. The first reference I have found dates back to 1329, when Hugh de Dutton’s son, gave timber from the w...