TWO Lymm authors have teamed up to produce a potted history of the village.

Alan Williams and Alan Taylor have penned a second title together.

It follows on the success of last year’s hugely popular Pubs of Lymm and they have now produced what amounts to a ‘potted history’ of the village, one they argue could be the first for 100 years. 

The idea for the latest book, Lymm A Journey through Time, came out of conversations with local people and visitors to the Heritage Centre which the pair help to run on Legh Street in the village.

Alan Williams said: “Many of Lymm’s modern day residents have only moved here as adults.

“They love where they live without knowing too much about the village’s unique history.”

‘Many of Lymm’s modern day residents have only moved here as adults’

The book is based on a new timeline mural produced by talented local artist and graphic designer Tris Rossin which went on exhibition at the centre last week.

The mural shows Lymm’s journey along a transport line that starts at the Mersey before merging into cart track, canal, railway and road from turnpike to motorway.

Along the way are 22 moments or milestones from Lymm’s history starting with the Chirotherium dinosaur that roamed the area 240 million years ago right up to Lymm’s newest event, Historic Transport Day.

Each one of these 22 points along the journey becomes a story in its own right in the book which is also packed with images of old Lymm, many of which have never previously been published.

The book is on sale at Lymm Heritage Centre which is open from 12pm to 4pm from Thursday to Sunday but you can also pick up a copy at the Post Office, at the library or at Lymm’s new gift shop Ruby & Harry’s on Bridgewater Street.

The authors are donating all profits from the book to the Heritage Centre.

The Pubs of Lymm which is still available has raised more than £5,000 to support the centre’s work and the Alans are hoping to repeat its success.