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Armistice Event – Weekend of 11 November 2018

26th February 2018 @ 6:06am – by Tattenhall Local History
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The weekend of 11 November 2018 marks the centenary anniversary of the end of The Great War.

Our weekend event might seem like a long way off, but as with everything the detail is in the planning.

To engage with everyone, Tattenhall Local History sent out a plea for material during both our 'Tattenhall Remembers' event back in 2014 and again during our two weekend 'Nostalgic Burwardsley' photographic exhibitions which were both held at The Successfactory. Some sensational information came to light and you turned out in your droves in support of all of these events. See images of both events to the right.

Armistice Committee members are planning a raft of activities for the Armistice Weekend which will also provide a fantastic opportunity for all 'old' and 'newcomers' to the village to become involved in what makes this village truly special.

Lots of funding has also been raised to create some lasting legacies too and which will continue to foster curiosity long after the centenary weekend has passed.

If any residents have any old images or information which relates to the village specifically during 1914-1918 then could you please contact Terri or Yvonne – their email addresses are:

It is our intention to create a selection of exhibition posters as a snapshot of life in Tattenhall 1914-1918, just as we did with our Nostalgic Burwardsley Exhibitions.

The weekend event relates to Tattenhall and its immediate district, so any further information on any local lads who died in the conflict is still hugely relevant so that this is also archived for the future.

Only this week, we were sent images of the medals of Private Herbert Hodskinson who was a Burwardsley lad who died in the spring of 1918 and who was just 22 years of age (see images).

To visit the Tattenhall Local History Website and see the stories of local lads whom we have researched, then CLICK HERE.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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