MEMORIALS AND REMEMBRANCE GARDEN
We consulted the community, volunteers taking part in the project, families who donated items etc. and decided to run a series of events that best shared our heritage and new understanding of the Great War.
In October 2018 we unveiled the fourteen names on our Town memorial, the ceremony had a band, souvenir guides, speakers and exhibition.
For the Remembrance Day 2018 we reprinted the Middlewich Roll of Honour. Poems, artwork and written work were done by the community and local schools.
We also engaged volunteer speakers who shared their written work and stories uncovered during the 2014 project to the local schools. All research has been cross referenced to ensure it is correct.
We will produce a trail leaflet to tell the story of Middlewich during the war, sharing families’ memories and research, using photographs and documents acquired. School groups will be encouraged to contribute some artwork to help us illustrate the trail, this in turn helps teachers and pupils to learn more about Middlewich history through the trail and the stories of people and actions at particular key locations which will be marked.
Designing webpages to work on the Middlewich fallen, with maps, documentation and images taken on the researcher’s journey.
To produce a permanent remembrance garden at the ICI Brooks Lane memorial with an opening event in July 2019, the centenary of the UK wide peace celebrations. Local people and schools will work together with a designer to produce a garden design that reflects our Great War story. We want to fund creative activities to engage schools and local groups to produce collaborative pieces that can be placed into the garden, whether it is pottery, mosaic, inscriptions that can be carved, colour scheme or sculpture.
Use material obtained from the Middlewich community to produce interpretation boards for display at relevant events, including Remembrance Day, unveiling of the 14 additional names and opening of the Memorial Garden.