World War I commemoration

St Chad's contribution to the commemoration of World War 1 has reached a major goal with the opening by John Leech MP of the exhibition of Ladybarn and Ladybarn Men in WW1.   Click on "Listen again" at the top of this page to hear the interview about the exhibition given by Robert Nicholls and Elizabeth Davies to Radio Manchester.  

Details of the Memorial Chapel, including a list of the names of those commemorated, can be found on the website of the Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society.

A member of the congregation is researching the names on the list - their connection with the church and parish, the circumstances of their deaths, &c.   The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded a grant to enable this work to be completed and the results published.  An exhibition of the now-published book and memorabilia relating to these men was opened by John Leech MP on Monday 4 August at 7.00pm with the Lord Mayor of Manchester in attendance.  They were welcomed by the Revd Elizabeth Davies and churchwarden Judy Fletcher.  The formal opening was followed at 8.00pm by a vigil of readings, prayers and hymns.  All those involved in the planning of the event were pleased to see that about 70 people were present throughout, including many who are not regular attenders at St Chad's.

The Imperial War Museum War Memorials Archive lists three other war memorials in St Chad's:

  1. The Watkins Memorial Window
  2. A memorial vase "IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF THE GALLANT MEN OF THE R.A.F. WHO DIED IN THE WORLD WAR 1939 - 45"
  3. The Sawers Scott Memorial Window


National Commemoration of The Battle of the Somme
email explaining St Chad's contribution to the National Commemoration of The Battle of the Somme

Ladybarn and Ladybarn Men
More about the exhibition