H.M.S Blankney

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H.M.S. Blankney was a Hunt class escort destroyer named after the Blankney Hunt in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

The link with Nantwich came about when, during World War II, the government launched an initiative for towns throughout the country to adopt a ship.   This was to demonstrate support to the sailors and give townspeople -   often miles from the sea – an interest in naval warfare.

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The above plaque, now hanging in Nantwich Civic Hall, states that it was

Presented to Nantwich Town Council by members of the ship’s crew in recognition of the support for their re-unions held in the town annually from 1989 to 2001″.

Two roads in the town are named after H.M.S Blankney, Blankney Avenue and The Blankney.