11 November 2017: Prestbury Great War Exhibition

Prestbury Primary School, Bollin Grove, Prestbury SK10 4JJ.

Saturday 11th November 2017, 10am until 5pm

Free Admission – Light Refreshments available

Memorial Porch of St Peter’s Church, Prestbury

Cheshire Villages Great War Society is hosting an exhibition of WWI history and memorabilia featuring the Prestbury, Butley and Mottram St Andrew areas. On display will be details of the 48 men who died in the Great War, along with information on another eighty servicemen who survived. Researchers will be available to answer questions about the displays.

The exhibition will be held in Prestbury Primary School, Bollin Grove. For a location map, please click here.

A WWI research help desk will be provided by the Macclesfield Group of the Family History Society of Cheshire.

William Thomson’s tankard

If you have any information, documents, photos or other artefacts relating to a local person who was involved in the Great War – soldier, sailor, nurse, land girl, etc – please bring it along to share with us.

We are particularly interested in tracing the small tankards (shown left) which were presented to Prestbury men who served in the Great War. On Wednesday 14th January 1920, over 100 small silver tankards were presented to men from Prestbury, Butley and Upton who had served in the Great War and had returned, and to the relatives of those who lost their lives. Only three tankards, belonging to Harry Gibson and brothers William and John Thomson, have been traced so far, and these will be on display. If you have one of these tankards, or a photograph of one, please bring it to the exhibition, or phone Harry Carlisle on 01625 428331, so the details can be recorded.

 

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