Cheshire’s Great War Stories

This is the blog for Cheshire’s Great War Stories, Heritage Lottery Fund project to publicise the events, exhibitions and activities that are being delivered to commemorate the centenary of the Great War.

You can discover some of the Cheshire Great War Stories here, and also find out how you can get involved in the commemoration.

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The Albion Inn, Albion Street, Chester

Tours, Saturday 14 September 2013, 3pm and 4.30pm Built in the late 19th century, The Albion is Chester’s last unspoilt Victorian public house dedicated to the Great War.  Many items of memorabilia are housed in the bar including a 1928 Pianola Steck, which can be played on request. The Albion is a short walk from […]

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Grosvenor Lodge Roll of Honour

The Loyal Earl Grosvenor Lodge No 2373 of the Independent Order of Oddfellows was established in 1840 in Pulford and originally met at the Talbot Inn, later moving to the Village Rooms. At that time the title Earl Grosvenor was held by Richard Grosvenor who became the second Marquess in 1845. The Roll of Honour […]

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Corporal Robert Gordon Kind 1889 – 1917 – Chester

Born in Birkenhead, the only child of accountant Thomas Kind and his wife Marian, Robert lived with his parents at 15 The Groves, Chester.  A bright student, after graduation he worked as an analytical chemist with Walker, Parker & Co at the Leadworks, he was a member of St Paul’s Church and performed in the […]

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Community Collections – The Evans Family, Chester

We are pleased that Brenda Southward, the family’s descendent recently identified this group photograph as the Evans family, with her father George being the youngest child. From left to right:  George Evans, his son George Evans, Bobby Evans, Stanley Evans, Elizabeth Evans, about 1916. The Evans family lived at 14 New Street, Newtown, Chester.  Brenda’s grandfather won […]

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Sketches from the Front – A Northwich Artist

William Harold Hutchings was born in Toxteth Park, Liverpool in 1886.  After training at the Liverpool School of Art, he is thought to have worked for the United Alkali Company based in St Helens.  When he enlisted during the Great War, he was assigned to the Cheshire Regiment, but transferred to the Royal Army Medical […]

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