We have looked at Winsford but have not mentioned the heroes and notable residents or people born in the town of which there must be many.

Most people know of Baron Bradbury of Winsford who was born in Crook Lane and whose birthplace bears a plaque commemorating his birth.

He was Joint Permanent Secretary to the Treasury from 1913 to 1919 and bank notes, signed by him, were known as Bradbury's, Bradbury Road is named after him.

But let's seek out some other worthies.

In the days before mega-rich footballers, the pub once called The Navigation Inn, The Vale Royal and The Liquid Lounge in New Road (now derelict) had as a licensee from 1928 to 1934, John Brittleton who had played professional football for Winsford United, Stockport County, Sheffield Wednesday, Stoke City and England.

After this illustrious career and before taking over the pub he rented a room in the High Street.

Mr David FB Wrench BSc MA was born in 1936 in Chester Road, Winsford of a longstanding Winsford family. He took up rugby at an early age while a pupil at Sandbach school, later playing Rugby Union for Harlequins of London with whom he toured the world throughout the 1960s.

He was selected to play rugby for England and did so twice.

Mr Wrench now lives in Taunton, Somerset and after reading my Winsford book kindly made contact. He has three sons, one a doctor and two serving and retired Lt Colonels.

Born in 1884 in Greenfield Cottage High Street (now demolished) we find James Clarke who as a sergeant in the Lancashire Fusiliers was, on November 2, 1918, awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery.

He died in 1947 and is buried in Rochdale Cemetery.

A marble bench has been placed by the council at the Lifestyle Centre on The Drumber and a new road named after him.