Group in war tribute
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