Lancashire and Cheshire, Western Front Association

Many of our members are into local history relating to WWI, including of course the local war memorials and the people commemorated on them.  It is important to realise that war memorials are not systematic registers of those who died in a particular locality.  They depended on relatives and others coming forward with information, often several years later.  Consequently, people are missed off the memorial, or names are misspelled.  On the other hand, if it somebody of local importance such as a landowning family the person may appear on a number of local memorials, and indeed they may be "promoted" to the top of an alphabetical list because their family paid for the memorial!

A new WWI memorial has been unveiled at Manchester Piccadilly railway station by Michael Portillo. It is dedicated to those railway men from Manchester who died in WWI.  The research was undertaken by two Virgin trains mangers Andy Partington and Wayne McDonald.  See the MEN page at Manchester Piccadilly memorial

MENFrom the Manchester Evening News, 4th May 2016

Martin and Winfrid Logan made a pilgrimage by train from Manchester to Ypres in May 2017 to honour the employees of the Manchester Corporation Tramways who fell in the Great War - Tramways article