Exhibition at Neston Library telling the stories of local people during World War I

Neston Great War Exhibition

Edward Hilditch, Chairman of Burton and Neston History Society, Councillor Andy Williams, Mayor of Neston, Councillor Janet Griffiths and Susannah Hill, Librarian

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 Williams, Neston Library, Neston Town Council and Cheshire Archives and Local Studies.

Volunteers from the history society have uncovered a wealth of information about local people and everyday life during this time as well as details of the local hospitals for wounded troops and the existence of a small scale munitions factory.

The exhibition, which is open until December, will commemorate those local men who were killed or injured during World War l.

The library would also like to see any mementoes or information of life during that time, particularly of relatives left behind at home.

Please call into the library or come along to the special roadshow on Saturday September 13th between 11am and 4pm with your family stories, photos or artefacts, so that they can be shared and recorded for posterity.

Councillor Williams gave a donation towards the cost of the exhibition from his Member Budget.

He said: “Once again the people of Neston, along with the library, have put together an interesting and poignant exhibition – this time commemorating our local heroes and the sacrifices made by the people of Neston during the First World War.

“I am proud to have been a part of supporting this excellent insight into Neston’s rich history.”

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