Group in war trib­ute

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Cheshire Reg­i­ment. He was fight­ing in the Somme on March 19, 1915, when he was shot and killed. He is buried in Bailleul Com­mu­nal Ceme­tery in Nord.

Midge, who is mar­ried to Doug, said: “My fam­ily has a tragic as­so­ci­a­tion with war.” AN art group has launched a new project to com­mem­o­rate the an­niver­sary of the First World War.

Hid­den Loss aims to look at some of the less ex­plored as­pects of the war and ex­press peo­ple’s feel­ings and ideas through the con­struc­tion of a banner and other artis­tic de­signs us­ing pa­pier mache, wood­work and origami.

Some of the ideas be­ing ex­plored is the num­ber of women who never mar­ried be­cause of the short­age of men after the war, con­sci­en­tious ob­jec­tors, those who were ex­e­cuted for de­ser­tion, the role of women on the Home Front, men­tal ill­ness as a legacy of the war and the peace cam­paign.

The project, run by Mac­cles­field Com­mu­nity Artspace, will in­clude a pro­gramme of group ses­sions led by artist and teacher Jill McQuire. The pro­gramme, launched on Septem­ber 23, will run for 10 weeks. The project has been funded us­ing a grant of £700 from Cheshire East Coun­cil and £300 from the Harold Ward Fund for Hope.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, call 07964 674872.

●● Dorothy Bar­ber with pho­tos of her fa­ther, Harry Ad­kin­son, and grand­fa­ther Harry se­nior

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