During the summer Chester Library held a series of poetry workshops with Manchester based performance poet Dominic Berry. Archive material from the Cheshire Archives and Local Studies was used to inspire our potential poets. A few of the poems have been included here, we hope that you enjoy them. Some were inspired by the the wartime experiences […]
Archive | September, 2014
The Over by Christmas performances draw to a close with two performances at Hadlow Road Station in Willaston.
Chester-based Theatre in the Quarter (TIQ) continues its association with the Imperial War Museum’s First World War Centenary Progamme with Silent Night, the incredible story of events leading up to the Christmas Eve truce of 1914. The production will tour to a total of 24 venues in Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire and Yorkshire this autumn. It’s […]
Over By Christmas, touring railway stations across the area. Performed by Theatre in the Quarter. For details of the performance times and locations visit the Theatre in the Quarter website. A short clip from the Ellesmere Port railway station performance.
An exhibition is taking place at Neston Library, telling the stories of the people from Neston and surrounding villages during the Great War. ‘Neston and Villages Remember 1914-18’ is part of the Cheshire Great War Stories project. It has been supported locally by Burton and Neston History Society, local Cheshire West and Chester Councillor Andy […]
The Great Send Off saw 700 volunteers from Port Sunlight, marching from Chester Station to Castle Square, meeting up with the Mons Day parade at Chester Cathedral. If you missed the event on September 7 here’s a video of the day.
Hundreds of volunteers to take King’s Shilling again Seven hundred ‘volunteers’ will take the ‘King’s Shilling’ in Chester on Sunday (September 7) in a unique recreation of military history…. and one Cheshire village’s amazing devotion to its country. Just as they did one hundred years ago the Port Sunlight volunteers – all then employees of […]