Archive | October, 2013

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The First Community Collection Roadshow at Chester History and Heritage

On Saturday 19th October the first community collection roadshow was held at Chester History and Heritage when¬†the public were¬†invited to bring in their own Great War Collections so that they could be recorded. Lots of material came in including photographs, documents and objects. The team of volunteers and staff scanned and photographed the items and […]

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Great War Touchscreen Kiosk Tour

Collections of images from across historic Cheshire are now available on 6 touchscreens at local museums and libraries. The photographs show different aspects of the Great War, from the men who went away to fight and never returned, the people left behind, to the war memorials. 4 of the kiosks have permanent homes until November […]

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White Feathers

A heartrending story of a local soldier who sacrificed everything in the ‘war to end all wars’ has been uncovered at Cheshire’s Archive and Local Studies Service. The white feathers – symbols of cowardice were given misguidedly by two different women to Rifleman Sydney Upton, simply because they spotted him walking the streets, without knowing […]

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A Wartime Wedding

In August 1916 Elizabeth Barbara Ball married William Huxley at St Michael’s Church, Chester. The photograph shows them posing outside their new home in Volunteer Street. Elizabeth was the daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth Ball of Pitt Street. Her father died when she was a child and her mother started a confectionary business in their […]

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