An open evening for members to talk about their memories of living through WWII, together with an initial investigation of the men commemorated on the Christleton War Memorial 1939-45. Please bring any pictures & memories to share with the group if you have any. On a previous occasion we learned a great deal about the American army and Italian Prisoners of war in Littleton in WWII and I hope we can expand that on this occasion.
I also hope it will be possible to hear first hand about the adventures of Gertrude Wright and her late husband Arthur who on 4 May 1945, were both involved in the German surrender at Luneburg Heath with Field Marshall Sir Bernard Montgomery at the end of WWII. Quarter Master Sergeant Arthur Wright Royal Scots Greys was one of Montgomery’s close protection officers, and Gertrude was an interpreter working with the British Army at their Luneburg Headquarters.
Alan who is now very well known to members of the CLHG will talk about The D Day Landings in Normandy. He has recently visited the area, and I’m sure he will give another stimulating lecture about the D Day Landings.
David our award winning Town Crier has built up a great reputation for himself, as an enthusiastic member of the community, promoting Chester in so many ways in his official capacity, and being a superb ambassador. He is well known as an after dinner speaker, and has made many appearances on TV and Radio. He has also appeared in two full length films, Moll Flanders and 24 Hour Party People. His one man show “For Crying Out Loud” has been performed all over the country, and he recently performed it brilliantly, on the Garret Stage at our new Storyhouse Theatre in Chester.