Cheshire’s Great War Stories

This is the blog for Cheshire’s Great War Stories, Heritage Lottery Fund project to publicise the events, exhibitions and activities that are being delivered to commemorate the centenary of the Great War.

You can discover some of the Cheshire Great War Stories here, and also find out how you can get involved in the commemoration.

Great War Roadshow

Lion Salt Works Museum Needs You

Award winning museum to hold World War I roadshow and appeals for local stories and memorabilia Residents near the Lion Salt Works Museum are being ask to raid their attics and cupboards as part of plans to mark the on-going commemoration of World War I. On Saturday 30 January, between 10.30am – 4.30pm, the Lion […]

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Mystery solved of the identity of a First World War nurse

The identity of a First World War Chester nurse named ‘Self’ in a historic photo album has now been revealed. Archivists were seeking the identity of a First World War nurse who compiled a moving pictorial record of the days when the 2nd Duke of Westminster’s palatial mansion served as a hospital for wounded troops. […]

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The Roadshow Legacy

Cheshire Great War Stories Roadshow Legacy funded by Heritage Lottery Funds All archive work undertaken by Nigel Meyrick   Roadshow Collections Twelve WW1 Roadshows across Cheshire in 2013/14 recorded material from members of the community. This collection of 2216 photographs/documents is now identified and itemised on a spread sheet with hyperlinks to each document.   […]

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Dorothy’s War

The Rural Touring Scheme have commissioned a new musical theatre piece – ‘Dorothy’s War’ – The story has been taken from a biography of Dorothy Lawrence  – an aspirational journalist who actually disguised herself as a soldier and found her way to the trenches in the First World War. It is touring until 19 April […]

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A Cheshire West Museums volunteer wins prestigious accolade

A Cheshire West Museums volunteer whose expert knowledge on World War One helped make Cheshire Great War Stories so successful – has been awarded a national accolade. Nigel Meyrick from Higher Kinnerton is the North West winner of the British Museum and the Marsh Christian Trust volunteer award which recognises innovative ways in which volunteers […]

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