Stockton Heath WWI Community project
The Stockton Heath WWI Community project was a collaboration between 4th Warrington (1st Stockton Heath) Scout Group and St Thomas’ Church, Stockton Heath to bring meaning to the lives of those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Great War.
On 11th November each year there is a brief gathering at the Cenotaph in Stockton Heath where the names listed on monument are read out. On the 11th November 2018, it was the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of World War One. That year we wanted the names of young men of Stockton Heath listed on the Cenotaph regarding WWI, and those recorded on the wooden chancel screens in St Thomas’ Church, to be more than just a name, we wanted the community to know something of their lives, creating a lasting record for the community and their relatives, and making the church service on Sunday 11 November 2018 a very special occasion.
Initially the Cubs of Rowallan Pack are researching the names and lives of the fallen. Their research was on display in the Church and formed part of the service’s proceedings.