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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School records of Cheshire Great War heroes go online

Poignant records of the school days of many Cheshire youngsters whose lives were cut short in the Great War now figure in a new digital resource available to historians and relatives exploring the past. Cheshire archivists have been working as part of a consortium to make the admission registers of 166 county schools – dated […]

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WW1 Poetry

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 […]

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Silent Night

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 […]

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Theatre in the Quarter

Over By Christmas – Video and photographs

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.  

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