Frodsham Town Council’s WW1 Commemoration Working Group marked the centenary of the Battle of the Somme with a very successful exhibition at Castle Park. One section of the exhibition, displayed in the Conservatory, shows all the soldiers from Frodsham who died during the Battle. The second section, consisting of artwork & artefacts prepared by Frodsham’s primary school pupils, was exhibited in Castle Park House and will be moved to Frodsham Library.
We had hundreds of visitors who were very interested in the stories of the soldiers and the display of cartoons from the History Society’s archives illustrating the horrors the soldiers endured, the younger ones were also interested in the WW1 bayonet and medals that we had on show which were awarded to a soldier who lived in Delamere. Some families saw their own relative’s story for the first time.
Group member Allen Wales delivered two very informative and well-attended talks in the House.
Chair Sara Wakefield said, “We are now working on erecting a poppy cascade – displaying thousands of poppies made by all four of our primary schools – at the Princeway Health Centre and will be publishing details of this project in the near future.”
She added, “We thank Frodsham Methodist Church for loaning us the display boards, Frodsham & District History Society and Nicholas Deakin for the bayonet and medals, and the support given by the Rotary Club of Frodsham & Helsby is much appreciated.”.