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.

Mayor lays wreath

Missing name added to Ellesmere Port War Memorial

More than one hundred years after World War One began and 95 years since George E Keats died on a Great War battlefield in France, his name is to be added to an Ellesmere Port war memorial. George was only 14 when he lied about his age to join the army and serve his country […]

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Great War booklet

The Final Event – Commemoration Booklet

On Tuesday 11 November Cheshire’s Great War Stories Remembered held a final event at Chester Cathedral. It was a time of reflection and remembrance as the project partners shared their experiences. A Commemoration booklet was distributed to all participants as a memento of the evening and of the project itself 1843 Great War stories booklet […]

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Chester market exhibition

Chester Market exhibition

Chester Market traders have produced a new Great War commemoration exhibition in the market. The exhibition was visited by the Lord Mayor of Chester, Councillor Bob Rudd and the Lady Mayoress. The Lord Mayor also viewed the impressive Chester in miniature Lego model and launched the Christmas Toy appeal in the market. Chester Indoor Market […]

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Tender Loving Care

Poetry in Partnership

Following the Great War Poetry workshops held during the summer, a new poster display will be touring libraries later this year bringing the poetry to even more people. Some of the poems were shared on this site in September. See below to preview the panels which will be on tour. Tender Loving Care (PDF 446 KB) […]

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