Archive | August, 2014

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Lord Mayor joins Mons pilgrimage to honour Cheshire Regiment sacrifice

The Lord Mayor of Chester, Councillor Bob Rudd will join former soldiers of the Cheshire Regiment on a pilgrimage to mark the centenary of the Battle of Mons – one of the bloodiest actions of the First World War. On Sunday, August 24, Chester’s first citizen will march alongside members of the Regimental Association to […]

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The wedding of Elizabeth Barbara Ball and William Huxley

A Wedding invitation for all

There is a special wedding on Saturday August 16 and everyone is invited to travel back in time to 1916. The re-enactment takes place from 11am and throughout the day at Chester History and Heritage, St Michael’s Church in Bridge Street, where residents and visitors can experience what it would have been like in Chester […]

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Photograph taken in the Grosvenor Museum

The Great War personal response by the Cheshire Artists Network

A new exhibition at Chester’s Grosvenor Museum commemorates the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. ‘The Great War: Personal Reponses by Cheshire Artists Network’ is now open and runs until 12 October. Councillor Stuart Parker, Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Executive Member for Culture and Economy, said: “The events of 1914-18 are […]

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Chester Cathedral

Lord Mayor leads Chesters commemoration of First World War sacrifice

The Lord Mayor of Chester, Cllr Bob Rudd led Chester’s commemoration of those who sacrificed all for their country in the First World War. A service of remembrance was held at the war memorial in the grounds of Chester Cathedral, on Monday, to mark the country’s declaration of war, which claimed the lives of almost […]

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soldiers advancing from a trench

The Open University – WW1 in Colour

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of war, The Open University has enlisted the help of a photograph restoration expert, to ‘colourise’ some of the unique and interesting photos that were taken during the time. Although the original images were only available in black and white, colour has been added retrospectively to help […]

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