Archive | January, 2014

community history and heritage newsletter

Chester Community History and Heritage Newsletter

The Spring newsletter from Chester Community History and Heritage is a special issue commemorating the Great War. Contents include: The Nurses story Extracts from Dulce Et Decorum Est (Wilfred Owen) Cheshire’s Great War Stories – Future Exhibitions That’ll Be the Day – guided walk The Man who Returned from the Shadows Chester Chronicle Extracts during […]

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different skies

In Different Skies

Chester photographer David Heke has produced a video as a  personal response to aspects of The First World War, which have had an influence on his life and perception of the conflict. It is constructed in two parts, each with their own perspectives, yet both are linked by the emphasis on the human experience of […]

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Lance corporal Sydney Upton

Grandson helps archivists add another chapter to ‘Sydney’s war’

Chester archivists have been able to add another chapter to one of the most poignant stories ever unearthed about the First World War. And it certainly help to prove Napoleon’s famous point that an ‘army marches on its stomach’. The story of Kingsman Sydney Upton – handed two white feathers by misguided women when home […]

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The Great War roadshow

Grosvenor Museum Community Collection Roadshow

On Saturday 9 November 2013, the Grosvenor Museum hosted its own ‘Community Collection Roadshow’ – the third in a series of twelve events occurring in the build up to the centenary of World War One in November 2014. Museum staff were joined by an enthusiastic team of volunteers; some of whom had helped with previous […]

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