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Choices Then and Now

A unique exhibition depicting choices in WWI and choices today. Macclesfield Library Monday 5th – Saturday 10th November 2018  Upstairs in the library gallery during library opening hours. … Continue reading

12 March 2018: WWI Conscientious Objectors talk

The Northwich Group of the Family History Society of Cheshire presents a talk “WWI Conscientious Objectors” by Pat Baker and Celia Davies at 7.30pm on Monday 12th March 2018 at Hartford Methodist Church Hall Beach Road, Hartford, CW8 3AD small admission fee – visitors … Continue reading

11 November 2017: Macclesfield Armistice Day

  On Saturday 11 November at 11am, two minutes silence will be observed outside Macclesfield Town Hall, in the Market Place. The Mayor of Macclesfield and Chair of Macclesfield’s Royal British Legion branch will make a short speech to mark the occasion. Please feel … Continue reading

13th November 2016: Bollington Remembrance Day Parade

  10.00am onwards: Parade assembles in Adlington Road recreation ground car park 10.35am (approx): Parade departs from Adlington Road recreation ground car park (note Adlington Road will be closed to traffic) 10.55am: Remembrance Service at Bollington Memorial Gardens. Everyone welcome. … Continue reading

28th June 2016: Talk on Conscientious Objectors

The Family History Society of Cheshire (Macclesfield Group) presents a talk and display: Conscientious Objectors in World War One by Pat Baker and Celia Davies from the Society of Friends (Quakers). Conscription into the British Army was introduced for the first … Continue reading

8th November 2015: Remembrance Day Events

Timings are approximate and may be subject to slight changes. All are welcome to attend. Macclesfield: 10.30am Parade from the Town Hall to Park Green War Memorial for two minutes silence at 11am. Bollington: 10.35am Parade from Adlington Road recreation ground … Continue reading

Macclesfield Christ Church WW1 Display

  Christ Church, Bridge Street, Macclesfield is host to a number of War Memorials saved from some of Macclesfield’s former churches. A small display for 2016 featured local war memorials commemorating servicemen who lost their lives during the Battle of the Somme, which took place in France between 1st … Continue reading

15-16 August: Gallipoli Commemoration

Macclesfield Remembers Gallipoli 7th Cheshires, Suvla Bay, August 1915 15TH – 16TH AUGUST 2015 A commemorative weekend of education and remembrance, dedicated to learning about and remembering those from the Macclesfield area, and the 7th Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment, who … Continue reading

16 May 2015: Women and the Great War

Presented by “History Wardrobe” in the auditorium at The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield at 1pm on Saturday 16th May 2015. “I was witnessing the death of luxury”… – Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel. World War One had a catastrophic impact on the … Continue reading

25th Oct – 2nd Nov 2014: Rainow Remembers

In commemoration of THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 an exhibition will be held in the village of Rainow at Rainow Institute, Stocks Lane (near the Robin Hood Inn).   25th October – 2nd November weekends 10am – 4pm weekdays 1 – 4pm and 7 – 9pm   … Continue reading