29th July 2018: Barnaby Festival WWI Exhibitions at Christ Church

Christ Church, Bridge St, Macclesfield

Sunday 29th July 2018, 11am until 4pm

Free admission, no tickets needed: donations welcome

There is another opportunity to see the two WWI exhibitions that were displayed at Macclesfield Town Hall on 16th and 17th June – they have been transferred to Christ Church, which will be open on Treacle Sunday, 29th July.

If you visit, please consider making a donation to the church which is kindly hosting our exhibitions free of charge.


Testament of Youth: Edward Brittain’s Perspective

The first day of the 2018 Barnaby Festival was the centenary of the death of Captain Edward Brittain, M.C., brother of Vera Brittain, author of the autobiographical Testament of Youth.

The exhibition covers Edward’s ‘route through life’, from his birth in Macclesfield, through his commission into the Sherwood Foresters, injury at the Battle of the Somme and Military Cross award, to his controversial death, or possible suicide, on 15th June 1918 in Italy.



From Macclesfield to Muddy Fields: the Route of the 7th Cheshire Regiment through the Great War

An exhibition exploring the journey through England, the Mediterranean, Turkey, Egypt, Mesopotamia, France and Belgium, made by men of the local 7th Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment during the Great War. The exhibition will include information about local men from the 7th Cheshire Regiment who lost their lives in the war.


It is hoped that a family and military historian will be available between 11am and 1pm to answer any questions you may have; alternatively, please send your questions to us using the contact form on this website.



The exhibitions will be in Christ Church, Bridge St, Macclesfield on Treacle Sunday and are supported by Macclesfield Town CouncilBarnaby Festival, the Cheshire Villages Great War Society and Christ Church.



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