Yesterday evening, Tuesday 13th November 2018, saw the culmination of a years work to remember and commemorate the ten men from our Parish who died in two world wars.
At a packed Utkinton Village Hall we saw Alexis Redmond MBE, High Sheriff of Cheshire and her husband Professor Phil Redmond CBE unveil a ‘Roll of Honour’ that lists all ten and also displays their Cap Badges.
Designed by Utkinton and Cotebrook Parish Council and signwritten by Carl Tickle of ‘Cheshire Brush‘ with the badges being mounted by ‘Dave Evans Joinery’, the Roll of Honour sits in Utkinton Village Hall for all to see.
Alongside the Roll of Honour the Parish Council has overseen the refurbishment of its War Memorial, the stone for which was donated by the, then, residents of Tirley Garth, Mrs Prestwich in August or September of 1918.
The Parish Council sought public support and was lucky enough to find it in the shape of Prof. and Mrs Redmond along with Bill and Julie Holroyd of the ‘Holroyd Foundation’ plus many residents from the two villages and overall a total of almost £4,700 was raised. This helped to fund the refurbishment of the Memorial, a focal point in the Parish that was undertaken by Finesse Masonry during the summer of 2018 almost exactly 100 years since it was first laid.
The picture below was taken at last night’s event which raised around £127.00 to be donated to the Royal British Legion ‘Poppy Fund’
Thank you all for attending.