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Witton Church Northwich Cheshire 2 months 1 week ago #62418

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I recently came across an article in The Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Friday 21 June 1901 which records that "it has been decided to erect a memorial tablet in the Parish Church of Witton, Northwich, recording the names of Yeomanry and Volunteers to South Africa from the Northwich District". Does anyone have any details of this memorial and the names thereon if it was in fact erected? Any information would be much appreciated.

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Witton Church Northwich Cheshire 2 months 1 week ago #62420

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That would be St Helen's Church, which was closed the only time I went to it (not a Sunday).
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Helen_Witton_Church,_Northwich

This seems to be the only ABW memorial inside the church.
www.carlscam.com/boer/northwich.htm
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Witton Church Northwich Cheshire 2 months 1 week ago #62421

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Hi Berenice,
That's the only reference I could find too. I've emailed the church and will let you know if I get a reply. I was hoping for a list of recipients of the Northwich tribute medal. I will trawl through the newspapers again and see if I can find any record of a memorial unveiling at the church.

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Witton Church Northwich Cheshire 2 months 1 week ago #62423

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Here's another one: -
GIFT TO A CHESHIRE INFIRMARY. - The chairman of the Northwich South African War Committee has promised to the Victoria Infirmary Management Board a cheque for £500, being the balance of the war fund money, and it is to be devoted to the extension of the infirmary, and a tablet is to be erected recording the names of the Northwich men who fell in South Africa. It was decided to invite her Grace Katherine Duchess of Westminster to open the extension, which has cost £5,000.
Cheshire Observer, 4th November 1905

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Witton Church Northwich Cheshire 2 months 1 week ago #62424

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And another, about which I've contacted Northwich Town Council, although it's unlikely to still be standing.

"....Mr. J. W. Deakin, J.P. (chairman of the South African War Committee) planted an oak tree [ in Verdin Park ] in commemoration of peace in South Africa. Cheers were lustily given for all the local soldiers who had fought their country's battles and for the handyman."
The Manchester Courier, Monday 11th August 1902

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Witton Church Northwich Cheshire 2 months 5 days ago #62442

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I think this is what you want: www.carlscam.com/boer/northwich.htm

Nigel

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