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Great War symposium attracts experts to Crewe

Knutsford Guardian:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE inaugural conference of a four-year project to commemorate the centenary of the First World War took place in Crewe.

Winsford Great War service to mark 100 years since conflict began

Knutsford Guardian: In Flanders Fields . . . . . . poppies blow

6:00am Friday 11th July 2014

A UNIQUE Great War commemorative service blending role play and period songs will be staged in Winsford this month.

MP visits Winsford war graves as part of 'virtual cemetery' project

Knutsford Guardian:

11:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

WINSFORD’S MP visited war graves in Winsford in support of a ‘virtual cemetery’ project that aims to map over 300,000 Commonwealth Great War casualties.

Winsford tank art ready to make tracks to Great War commemorations

Knutsford Guardian:

11:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A FIRST World War Mark 1 tank trundled off the production line into the Winsford Cross Shopping Centre this week.

Winsford Great War project given Heritage Lottery backing

Knutsford Guardian: Poppies will be a fitting addition to your garden this year

6:00am Friday 27th June 2014

A GROUNDBREAKING project to record the effects of the Great War on Winsford has been handed a massive boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

D-Day 70: Live updates as Europe remembers

Knutsford Guardian: D-Day - credit MOD

10:00am Friday 6th June 2014

Live updates as Europe remembers the sacrifices made by the the armed forces on D-Day 70 years ago

Crewe RAF veteran remembers body-strewn Normandy beaches on D-Day anniversary

Knutsford Guardian: Bernard still has two original notes from Montgomery and Eisenhower that he was handed on the eve of D-Day. Montgomery says: ‘To us is given the honour of striking a blow for freedom which will live in history; and in the better days that lie ahead men

6:00am Friday 6th June 2014

A Crewe RAF veteran has recounted going ashore in Normandy seventy years after he took part in the D-Day Landings.

Show will take audiences back to the First World War

Knutsford Guardian: Bournemouth University students to mark sacrifices made in First World War with charity event

4:40pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

SONGS, poetry and prose of the First World War will be performed in Northwich in a night of remembrance and celebration.

The Great War took seven men from Tatton Street

Knutsford Guardian: The Great War took seven men from Tatton Street

10:23am Friday 16th May 2014

WITH the centenary of the start of the Great War looming I thought it would be an idea to explain how the local communities of Knutsford suffered during the conflict. In total Knutsford and the surrounding villages lost 274 men. Over the coming weeks I am going to focus on some of the town’s key Streets and landmarks the stories of the boys from the area, who went to war and never came home. We owe it to them to remember.

Great War stories will live on in archives after Winsford event

Knutsford Guardian: Local author, John Malam, in authentic First World War uniform, alongside 10-year-old Willow Wood pupils, Sophie Doyle and Jamie Newman. Copies of John’s book will be sent to schools across the town.

12:00pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

THE Winsford community came out in force during a unique event to gather memories and artefacts from the First World War.

An act of bravery... but no VC awarded

4:26pm Monday 12th May 2014

MYSTERY surrounds the story of a First World War soldier whose gallantry may have gone unrewarded.

Digital archive of WWI stories

Knutsford Guardian: A British soldier pays his respects at the grave of a colleague after the Gallipoli landings in 1915

12:21am Monday 12th May 2014

The life stories of millions of people who served during the First World War are to be preserved in a permanent digital memorial.

How the Daily Mail inspired Wilfred Owen's masterpiece

Knutsford Guardian: Portrait of Wilfred Owen

12:06pm Thursday 8th May 2014

CONSIDERED his masterpiece, Dulce Et Decorum Est was inspired by reading female poet Jessie Pope's verse that appeared regularly in national newspaper.

Orig-army tank challenge for Winsford school kids First World War centenary

Knutsford Guardian: Artist Derek Johnson wants school kids to build and design Mark I First World War tanks for a unique commemorative installation in Winsford

6:00am Monday 5th May 2014

WINSFORD schoolchildren will be part of an exciting ‘orig-army’ art project to create a battalion of paper tanks for the First World War centenary commemorations this year.

World war history of Marbury Hall

Knutsford Guardian: A drawing of Marbury Hall by an unknown prisoner.

10:50am Tuesday 29th April 2014

MARBURY Hall is being brought back to life as volunteers carefully unpick its past.

Why D-Day should never be forgotten

Knutsford Guardian: Why D-Day should never be forgotten

7:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

D-DAY veteran Anthony Colgan is to make a poignant trip to Normandy in June for what could be the last official commemoration for a day which changed the course of the Second World War.

Wharton kids join U3A for First World War project

Knutsford Guardian: left-right: Margaret Harvey from the U3A, Zoe Hankin, nine, Daniel Holloway, 10 and Janet Thilwind of the U3A

7:00am Monday 24th March 2014

CHILDREN at Wharton Primary School have joined the U3A in a project to trace former pupils who died in the First World War.

Items sought for Winsford First World War roadshow

Knutsford Guardian: The Guardian reports troop departures in August 1914

7:00am Sunday 23rd March 2014

WINSFORDIANS – Your Town Needs You.

Legion launches First World War appeal

Knutsford Guardian: The Royal British Legion will collaborate with Winsford Town Council to amass of body of information about local soldiers who fought in the Great War.

7:00am Friday 21st March 2014

WINSFORD’S Royal British Legion and town council are launching an ambitious project to trace every single soldier from the town who served in the First World War.

Art work recalls war-time in Lower Withington

Knutsford Guardian: David Clarke and Bernard Tuck present the commemorative artwork to Anne Venables, deputy church warden at St Peter’s Church, in Lower Withington

4:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A FRAMED piece of art has been donated to a community to mark 100 years since the outbreak of The First World War.

First World War roadshow comes to Northwich

Knutsford Guardian: Children to take part in commemoration of centenary of Great War

11:00am Thursday 13th March 2014

NORTHWICH residents are being urged to help Cheshire record its First World War history.

The Accidental Historian: The Great War

Knutsford Guardian: Tony Davies the Accidental Historian with his new book

5:00pm Sunday 9th March 2014

The Accidental Historian, Tony Davies, gives us an insight into the lives of two more Knutsford 'lads' who never came home.  

Archives of a Winsford WWI Tommy included in Antiques Roadshow book

Knutsford Guardian: Archives of a Winsford WWI Tommy included in Antiques Roadshow book

9:33am Wednesday 2nd October 2013

AMONG heartbreaking correspondence between a Winsford First World War soldier and his sister are a trio of woodbine cigarettes that the brave British Tommy never got to smoke.

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