18th – 26th June 2016: Battle of the Somme War Memorial Display

In association with Incubation Arts, Macclesfield Reflects has produced a pop-up exhibition in Charles Roe House, Chestergate, Macclesfield featuring local war memorials commemorating servicemen who lost their lives during the Battle of the Somme, which took place in France between 1st July and 18th November 1916.

This exhibition can be seen throughout the Barnaby Festival, 10am – 4pm, Saturday 18th June until Sunday 26th June. For the less mobile, please be aware that our exhibition is on the ground floor with level access from the rear of the building, then down three steps.

As well as photos of numerous war memorials from the local area, the war memorial from the nearby Church Street West Methodist Chapel, which commemorates L/Cpl Thomas Frederick Rose, and the Hurdsfield Sunday School Roll of Honour, which commemorates James Gosling, will be on display. Information about some of the men who lost their lives during the Battle of the Somme will also be on display.

A WW1 researcher will be available to answer questions between 11.30am and 1.30pm on Monday 20th, Wednesday 22nd, Friday 24th and Sunday 26th June.

Leaflets for the Macclesfield War Memorial Trail will be available from Tuesday 21st June so you can take a walk around the town to see some of Macclesfield’s other war memorials.

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