WW1 Commemoration 2 - tribute

Nantwich Town Council staff have created a town centre tribute to commemorate 100 years since guns fell silent on November 11 1918.

An 8m by 5m cross centre-piece (pictured) has been constructed in front of St Mary’s Church and will be in place until the end of November.

The cross features all the names of the fallen, from Nantwich and surrounding area, during the Great War.

Twelve soldiers will complete the display in a fitting tribute to those who made sacrifices.

Residents are invited to buy a small cross for a minimum donation of £1.50 from Nantwich Civic Hall in memory of those who fell.

These can be placed around the centre piece.

All proceeds are in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Mayor of Nantwich Cllr David Marren said: “I want to thank all of the employees of the Town Council who have been involved in the design, construction and installation of the poppy adorned cross and commemorative soldiers.

“The display is a very poignant and most fitting tribute to the fallen and a very thoughtful way of remembering the cost, paid in lives and disablements of the greatest war ever inflicted on the world and the relief that it ended 100 years ago on Remembrance Sunday.”

Tribute - David Marren and Rev Mark Hart

The official Remembrance Day Parade and Service will be held in the morning of November 11.

The parade will form up at Nantwich Civic Hall.

Led by the Band and Drums of the Cheshire Constabulary, the parade will step off at about 10.20am to march along Beam Street, Oatmarket and High Street to Nantwich Square.

Rector of St Mary’s Church, the Revd Dr Mark Hart, Padre to the Nantwich Branch of the Royal British Legion, will lead the service around the war memorial on the Square.

After the church clock strikes 11, chairman John Dwyer will read the Exhortation followed by the sounding of the Last Post before the two minute’s silence.

This will be followed by the sounding of Reveille and President Arthur Moran saying the Kohima Epitaph.

The service will continue with the reading of the names of the fallen by Nantwich Air Training Cadets and Nantwich Army Cadets.


  1. Sally Moreton says:

    On 12th November 2017, flaming torches were carried through the streets of Lewes, East Sussex to commemorate the 236 from the town who died during the First World War and are recorded on the War Memorial.

    As each torch arrived at the memorial, they were extinguished in single/twos/threes to represent the loss of life.

    This was a most moving tribute to the fallen and was organised by their council.

    What are Nantwich Council thinking of sanctioning this eye sore.

    Look up the procession on google, it is very poignant.

  2. Hideous looking lump of plastic, it’s even got lights!! Far too big for the space and like an ugly fairground attraction!!
    How much has that cost and why? What is the point of it , I am baffled.
    Far better ways to commemorate the fallen.

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