‘He never did things like hug but

The Sentinel - - RE -

Sat­ur­day No­vem­ber 10, 2018

When war broke out in 1914, and again in 1939, Ge­orge Chetwynd stood up to serve his coun­try, join­ing the Royal En­gi­neers and then the Home Guard. ADAM GRAT­TON talks to Ge­orge’s grand­daugh­ter Phillipa Mar­son about his life

BORN in 1892 one of nine chil­dren, Ge­orge Chetwynd was the fourth youngest child of Wil­liam and Sarah Chetwyn. Ge­orge’s fa­ther sup­ported the fam­ily, earn­ing a liv­ing as a ‘Hig­gler’ sell­ing pro­duce from the back of his small truck as he trav­elled around the towns of Stoke-on-trent

Grow­ing up in Burslem, Ge­orge’s for­ma­tives years were spent play­ing and at­tend­ing school to a back­drop of an in­dus­trial Pot­ter­ies.

At the age of 13, Ge­orge found work at Palmers Saw Mill, Han­ley where one of the high­lights was walk­ing to Sneyd Green Sec­ondary School each week with a big bag of fire­wood for the head­mas­ter, who gave him six-pence - a for­tune then for his trou­bles.

He would of­ten spend it tak­ing in West­ern Shows at the Empire The­atre or over at the Grand Palace The­atre, Han­ley.

How­ever it was at the end of those

Ge­orge Chetwynd.

Ge­orge re­ceiv­ing a gift upon his re­tire­ment from his mar­ket stall in Han­ley.

Ge­orge’s cam­paign medals from the First World War and Sec­ond World War.

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