Hun­dreds visit war dis­play

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS -

MORE than 400 peo­ple vis­ited an ex­hi­bi­tion about the lo­cal im­pact of the First World War.

The event at Poyn­ton Civic Hall was or­gan­ised by the Cheshire Vil­lages Great War So­ci­ety and fea­tured a roll of honour nam­ing men from Poyn­ton who served and in­for­ma­tion about those killed.

There was in­for­ma­tion on ca­su­al­ties from Adling­ton, Rainow, Mar­ton, Ea­ton, Gawsworth, Lower Withing­ton and Chelford.

Chil­dren from Lo­s­tock Hall Pri­mary School and the 4th Poyn­ton Brown­ies pro­duced dis­plays of art­work in­spired by the war, while stu­dents at St Paul’s Catholic Pri­mary School cre­ated ‘sweet­heart cush­ions’, which would have been made by wounded ser­vice­men while they were re­cov­er­ing in hos­pi­tal.

There were dis­plays from Alan Hulme’s re­search into a lo­cal sur­vivor, arte­facts from Paul Grimshaw in­clud­ing a Ger­man anti-tank gun, and Glyn Der­byshire’s mock-up of a WWI dug-out.

Cheshire Vil­lages Great War So­ci­ety’s next event is at the Sal­va­tion Army Hall, Roe Street, Mac­cles­field on Saturday Au­gust 5.

In­for­ma­tion acan be found on the web­site mac­cles­fiel­d­reflects.org. uk.

Glyn Der­byshire’s mock-up of a World War One dug-out at an ex­hi­bi­tion in Poyn­ton

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