Cllr Joy Bratherton outlines below some of the work in the Town to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the the First World War
"On August 4th this year we will remember the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.
Crewe Town Council has organised a number of events and invites all residents to come together in commemorating this very important date.
Events will begin on Saturday 5th July when packets of Poppy Seeds will be distributed by a World War One soldier and Nurse in the town centre. The seeds can be sown in gardens, green areas or school grounds. They will take a while to germinate but, hopefully next year, we will have floral displays across the town.
On Saturday 12th July a Great War Conference has been organised at South Cheshire College. The keynote speaker Peter Hart will be joined by Steve McGreal and local author Mark Potts. Tickets are £10 including a buffet lunch, can be purchased from the Clerk at Crewe Town Council on 01270 756975.
On Saturday 19th July our attention turns to the war dead of Crewe. A Garden of Remembrance, sponsored by Co-operative Funeralcare, will be opened by the Mayor, Councillor Pam Minshall on The Municipal Square and it is hoped that residents will lay a poppy in memory of relatives lost in war or choose to dedicate their poppy to the memory of a soldier commemorated on the memorial."