Hundreds visit war display
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