The Town Council was proud to receive guests from Macon to participate in the Armistice Day commemorations on the 11th November. To mark the significance of the 100th anniversary of the ending of the Great War Crewe also sent Cllr Marilyn Houston to officially represent the town at the corresponding event in Macon.
Cllr Houston a former Mayor of Crewe had visited Macon previously on an exchange visit and was delighted to accept the honour. Cllr Houston said ‘This was a very special occasion for me, I have fond memories of Macon which started to flood back, I must admit I had not realised just how beautiful a town it is. The reception in Macon was exceptional and maximum care and attention was devoted to the visit. It was a whirlwind tour of the town. This included visiting important sites in the town that a tourist might visit, but also picked up on shared issues faced by our two towns. Like Crewe Macon is not without issues related to homelessness and as part of the visit I went to see how Macon manages these issues.
The highlight for me though was the ceremonial side of the weekend. I am so proud to have laid a wreath on behalf of the people of Crewe at the Armistice Day ceremony on Peace Square. The ceremony in many ways mirrored what happens in Crewe with representatives or civic, military and community organisations gathering to remember the fallen.
This is the second visit to Macon by representatives of the Town Council. I hope that in the years to come the relationship widens and deepens with more involvement of young people. This can only promote understanding of our shared heritage and culture.’