10th November 1:30pm
In the months and years following the end of the Great War, the communities in Stockport erected War Memorials to the men and women who had died in the service of their King and Country.
The main war memorial is at Stockport Art Gallery on Wellington Road, with smaller ones in Bramhall, Bredbury, Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Compstall, Gatley, Hazel Grove, Heald Green (Long Lane), Heaton Mersey, Heaton Moor, High Lane, Marple, Reddish and Romiley. In addition, many churches and public institutions such as the railway station and the post office had their own war memorials.
In total these war memorials have the names of 2828 individuals on them.
In 2017, St George’s Church in conjunction with the National Heritage Lottery created a poppy fall with 2828 knitted poppies in it. Each one represents the men and one woman named on the memorials around Stockport.
On the 10th November at 1:30pm, the community at St George’s will be reading out the list of names with the poppy fall as its backdrop. The reading will take approximately four hours to complete. If you would like to read out any of the names, please contact Peter Hall: firstname.lastname@example.org.