OTHER HERITAGE RESOURCES
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Middlewich Town Council has received £9,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) through their Sharing Heritage programme, for an exciting project, “Middlewich and the Great War”. Led by Middlewich Town Council, the project focuses on schools, community groups and residents coming together to commemorate and increase our understanding of the Great War era.
Through the project we aim to explore the Great War and its impact on our community by setting a challenge from the Town Mayor and Middlewich Town Council to local schools and community groups. This challenge would be a framework of ideas linked to the ‘Roll of Honour’ and background research carried out by Middlewich Heritage Officer, volunteers and local historians looking at Town life and the War effort.
The project would consist of schools and groups taking ownership of the different parts of the project such as the serving armed forces, role of the Red Cross, the war at home, and Great War battles that Middlewich men were involved in, etc. Each part would be developed by the different groups and the results brought back together again in a large scale Town Exhibition on 4th and 5th October 2014. This means that the information gathered is safeguarded for the future as each part is explored in different ways and the resulting methods shown to the wider public. Chosen forms could be poetry, media, interpretation boards, art-work or drama pieces.
Updates on this exciting Project and event will be posted via websites and social media, plus this new blog site linking in with Middlewich’s commemoration of the Great War.
Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse is the new name for the Salt Museum in London Road, Northwich. This will allow the Lion Salt Works in nearby Marston to develop as the main salt-related visitor attraction for the area. Weaver Hall Museum will uncover many of the other stories relating to the fascinating history of Cheshire as well as exploring the workhouse history of this imposing Victorian building.