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Pop-up WW1 museum now open in Tarporley

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The Tarporley Memorial Walk, a pop-up outdoor museum telling the area’s World War 1 story, is now open in the centre of the village.

The walk features a series of poignant information plaques telling personal stories from Tarporley and has been installed in a wooded area to the side of St Helen’s churchyard.

It was officially opened by local MP Antoinette Sandbach, who attended a short ceremony alongside community representatives from the village. 

A commemorative Memorial Walk booklet, raising money for Tarporley War Memorial Hospital, is also available to purchase at the Old Fire Station Chocolate Shop.

The Tarporley Memorial Walk has been created by the Tarporley Remembers 2018 community project and funded by Tarporley Parish Council, remaining in place until November.

Emma Hunter, from Tarporley Remembers 2018, commented: “When we started researching Tarporley’s World War 1 story, we quickly realised that there was a wealth of amazing and poignant information available, telling some very personal stories about those who died in the conflict and those who were left behind.

“That’s how the Memorial Walk came about and we’ve had a very positive response from local people who love taking a stroll through this quiet wooded area and reading about life in the village 100 years ago.”

61 men and boys associated with Tarporley are listed on the World War 1 section of the village War Memorial.

 

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