WWI Community Project

WWI Community Project

Cenotaph ResizedStockton Heath WWI Community project

The Stockton Heath WWI Community project is a collaboration between 4th Warrington (1st Stockton Heath) Scout Group and St Tomas’ 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.  This year, 11th November 2018, is the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of World War One.  This 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 will be on display in the Church and will form part of the service’s proceedings.

As we approach the 11th November 2018, MacLene Cubs, the Beavers Colonies and Scout Troops of 4th Warrington will also make plans to contribute to the proceedings.

The objective of this site is to keep the community up to date with progress and give a forum for the community to share information, ask questions and be involved in the project.  Please contact Milton, the Cub Scout Leader of Rowallan Cubs using the ‘Contact’ page and Milton will be in touch as soon as possible.