Your itinerary for Greenbank when discovering Amazing Women by Rail ....
You will be interested to read about the hidden history and inspiring story of Ann Todd who was an Amazing Women associated with this railway station.
If you are visiting this station there are places to discover, enjoy and explore in the area.
Perhaps a walk down to the banks of the River Weaver?
The Greenbank Rail Trail in our “Rail Walks in Cheshire West” booklet provides you with a circular route that takes you down to the banks of the River Weaver and through the Marshall’s Arm Nature Reserve.
The walk is about 2.5 miles long.
On your walk, you will see in the distance the mighty viaduct which takes the Mid Cheshire Line over the River Weaver and the adjacent River Dane.
Built in 1860 of red sandstone, blue brick and iron it is about 900 metres long with 48 arches. It sits about 12 metres above the Weaver’s water level.
Most people who take this walk fall in love with the river but know little about its route and history.
To find out more about the river’s history and discover an Amazing Woman, why not extend the route of your walk and visit Weaver Hall Museum which sits below the viaduct?
If you walk towards the viaduct you will see Hunts Lock. Cross the lock and the Riversdale Bridge into the Crescent and where it joins London Road you will find the Museum.
At Weaver Hall you can learn all about life in this former workhouse and visit the Industrial Voices gallery with its stories of the people of Northwich.
You will also find the Lady Rochester Library which contains books and articles on the local history of the area and the salt and chemical industries in Cheshire.
Lady Rochester helped reassemble a collection of salt-related objects from the Brunner Library which became the first Salt Museum.
This collection later moved to Weaver Hall, formerly known as the Salt Museum, and Mary became Honorary Curator.
Women worked in the munitions industry and local boatyards during both World Wars One and Two.