World War 1

Great War Memorial

Great War Memorial

The memorial window in the Peace Chapel is Stoke Minster has now been repaired with a grant of £9,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Children from St Peter’s academy did research into the origins of the window and created a ehibtion which is now on display in the narthex at Stoke Minster. The restored window was rededicated by Rt Rev Geoff Annas, bishop of Stafford, on Sunday 3rd August at a special Requiem Eucharist in the presence of the Lord Mayor of Stoke, HLFNL_2747 logothe Lord Lieutenant,.high sheriff and a congregation of some 220 people. As part of the service poems from this era were read, and Ken Bagnall shared the moving story of his grandfather who was gassed during the Great War.

As an act of remembrance you may like to visit Stoke Minster and follow our WW1 trail.

Do you have an an ancestor from Stoke, who died in this conflict whose name began with a ‘W’? The last wooden panel of the names of the fallen in the memorial chapel was destroyed many years ago with dry rot. Hence Virgo is the last name recorded on these panel. Can you help find the missing names?

 

 

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