Archive | February, 2014

Adult literacy group

Mabel and West Cheshire College Adult Literacy Groups

During two evening sessions the Grosvenor Museum and Military Museum have been working with West Cheshire College’s Adults Literacy groups. In the first session the adults learnt all about Mabel and her life, her work as a volunteer nurse and World War I. They were asked to write down anything they found inspiring or interesting […]

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Mabel’s War drama project

  The Military Museum and Grosvenor Museum have teamed up with Steph Brocken from Minerva Arts Theatre to bring Mabel and her scrapbook to life. This 10 week Saturday drama club has been set up to create a different type of creative response as part of the Mabel’s War Project. The drama group will be […]

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Manley Primary School and Mabel

In January the Military Museum and the Grosvenor Museum began the Mabel’s War project.  The project aims to use scrapbooks put together by Mabel Earp, a volunteer World War I nurse.  Mabel collected the thoughts, poems and drawings of the soldiers she looked after during her time as a volunteer nurse one hundred years ago. […]

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Derek Warden with the Council’s Town Centre Improvement Manager Jochem Hollestelle

Missing name to be added to Ellesmere Port’s War Memorial

Exactly one hundred years after World War One began and 99 years since Albert Lilley died in the battlefields of Flanders, his name is to be added to Ellesmere Port’s war memorial. Formerly an Ellesmere Port resident, the name A. Lilley can be found on the war memorial from the Jones’ iron works, given a […]

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Marjorie Smyth

Marjorie Smyth – a Life Remembered

Marjorie was born in Cheshire in 1891 and lived for the most part in the Tattenhall area. In 1909 the VADs (Voluntary Aid Detachment) was set up to provide field nursing services, mainly in hospitals and in 1915 Marjorie qualified as a VAD at Roehampton in London. Sometime later she returned to Tattenhall and joined […]

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