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Derelict Trench & Artwork Exhibition


This exhibition, kindly facilitated by Julie Hamer of local art group INCUBATION ARTS, in Churchill Chambers, Churchill Way, Macclesfield SK11 6AS

will run from January 13th – March 17th 2018.

Featuring a war damaged derelict trench with several authentic artefacts, visitors will sense the replicated battlefield smells of Phosgene, Chlorine, and Mustard gas; a much feared weapon of nightmares for many soldiers fighting in the trenches.

With several pieces of artwork, poetry and photography on display to compliment the trench, this is an exhibition not to be missed.


Here's just a few quotes taken from our visitors comment book;


"Excellent detail - as good as exhibition at IWM" - GR


"Brilliant how you've transformed the space, and I love the bit about Wipers Times!" - NP


"Fantastic reconstruction" - Mark & Tina


"Incredible set up, would love to see more of your work" - Evan


"Fabulous trench, so glad we came" - Jo & Fay


"Excellent exhibition.....we must never forget all those brave soldiers" - Armitt family


"Really good. I think they have shown how it really was. AMAZING!!!!" - Lucy




Aftermath100 WW1 Trench & Artwork Exhibition - The Prize Raffle Draw will now be

Mar 17th 2018. Due to the exhibition being extended. Further prizes to be added...


Tickets available at the exhibition.


Prizes to include;


Shrigley Hall – Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Four


Bull at Mottram – Charcuterie Meal for Two with Wine


Olliers – Portrait Session + 8”x 4” Print


Prosecco Bar – Meal for Two


B&Q - £20 Gift Voucher


The Weaver - £20 Meal Voucher


Cut & Blow Dry – by Rachel at Miles Daniel


WW1 Photo/Painting (approx 31”x31”)


Plus 6 x Real Ales Pack, Tin of Fudge, Box of Belgian Chocs, Presentation Pack of 3 Relishes, Tin of Tea for Two Shortbreads, Box of Black Magic, Tub of Fruit Pastilles, Box of Merci Chocs, Presentation Pack of Assorted Honey, Whisky Tasting Pack, ½ Bottle of Gin, 2 Bottles of Prosecco, plus many more.


Draw to be made at 2 pm on Saturday 17th March 2018, at Churchill Chambers, Churchill Way.

Grand opening - Saturday January 13th, at 11:00 (till 16:00) and then


Wednesday - Saturday 11:00 - 16:00 through to March 17th.


We will also be open Sunday 28th (Treacle Market) from 10:00 - 16:00.




Coming soon…


The Poppy Exhibition (May/June)


World Peace Event (September 21st, 22nd, & 23rd)


Armistice Weekend - 100th Anniversary Commemorations. (November 10th/11th)



Past Events:


Our recent contribution to the Christmas Tree Festival held in December at The United Reformed Church, was hugely successful.

The concept of The Lifeless Tree proved to be very emotional for some, and a major talking point for many more.






















The 667 cards displayed on the tree, bearing the names of the soldiers can be seen in Macclesfield Library from December 28th – January 6th 2018.


Quiz & Raffle Prize Night at The Brewers Arms


On the 28th December, Jane & Kevin of

The Brewer’s Arms, kindly hosted a quiz and

raffle night, with Joe Hanrahan as quiz master.


In what proved to be a great night, a total

of £225.32 was raised which is a fantastic amount,

especially as it was a cold mid winter’s night, just after Christmas.


Our thanks to all those who attended, especially Jane, Kevin, Joe, and all the staff and helpers, for their tremendous support.



Graphic Design by

Walter Freudenau - 18 Years a Soldier