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Marjorie Rigby’s Poppies at the Museum

Marjorie Rigby’s Poppies at the Museum

Marjorie Rigby, 89, from Frodsham started knitting poppies in January 2022 and ten months later she had completed 1,200. The hand knitted poppies were sown onto ribbons and assembled by the villagers of Great Barrow near Chester to display in the heart of their...

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Raising the Flag on Armed Forces Week Events

Raising the Flag on Armed Forces Week Events

The Armed Forces Day flag was raised outside Chester Town Hall on Monday 19th June at the start of Armed Forces Week. The Lord Mayor of the City of Chester, Cllr Sheila Little raised the flag together with military personnel outside the Town Hall. Armed Forces Day on...

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Group Visits to the Museum

Group Visits to the Museum

Macclesfield Old Boys and Park Green Club visited Cheshire Military Museum today. They toured the museum before moving on to lunch at the Chester City Club and were hosted by Mike Huntriss (left). Cheshire Military Museum is the perfect place to host a meeting or...

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Out and About in Liverpool

Out and About in Liverpool

JACKALs and crews from Cheshire's C Squadron Queen's Own Yeomanry (QOY) made the trip from Chester to visit Liverpool’s Pier Head last weekend in preparation for the Battle of the Atlantic celebrations. It was an impressive show and learning opportunity about what...

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Cheshire Regiment Veterans Donation

Cheshire Regiment Veterans Donation

On the 6th of May 2023, the Cheshire Regiment veterans and their families, held a celebration for the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla. A raffle raised £2800 which was then donated to the Museum. Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and your...

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Cheshire Military Museum volunteer invited to the coronation

Cheshire Military Museum volunteer invited to the coronation

Regimental Researcher Geoff Crump has received an invitation to the Coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, 6 May, along with 450 other British Empire Medal (BEM) recipients. Very few are from Cheshire. He was awarded a BEM in 2020 for his service to...

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Stockport Branch visit

Stockport Branch visit

Members of the Stockport Branch of the Cheshire Regiment Association visited the museum on 18th February. Many were interested in the role the Mercian Volunteers played during 1967-88 and hearing an update on progress at the museum. The group included Lt Col Tony...

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Reunion Dinner Commemorating 180th Anniversary

Reunion Dinner Commemorating 180th Anniversary

The Cheshire Regiment Association Meeanee Reunion Dinner was held in Chester on 18th February 2023. 17 February is a day commemorated by the Cheshire Regiment, known as Meeanee Day. 180 years ago the Battle of Meeanee was fought on 17 February 1843. Sir Charles Napier...

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Cheshire Military Museum celebrates 50th Anniversary

Cheshire Military Museum celebrates 50th Anniversary

Cheshire Military Museum is celebrating its golden anniversary this year and held a reception this week for guests to see new displays and meet new Museum sponsors, CityFibre. Personnel from the museum and its Trustees were on hand to guide guests through the...

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