World War II Roadshow and appeals for local stories and memorabilia

WWII photoResidents near the Lion Salt Works Museum are being asked to turn out their cupboards and track down their old photo albums as part of plans to develop the first temporary exhibition at the museum.

On Saturday 27 February, between 10.30am – 4.30pm, the Lion Salt Works invites anyone from the surrounding area to come to a roadshow bringing with them any memorabilia associated with World War II.

Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Wellbeing at Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “Our research teams are interested in everything – letters, photographs, photographs and medals. We also want to hear stories. We know that during the war, local women became welders at Yarwoods, whilst others worked in munitions. It would be interesting to see momentos or hear stories about anyone who had family members on active service. Local residents may also have childhood recollections of the American troops stationed at camps at Delamere, Marbury and Sandiway or simply want to share with us their recollection of food during the war.”

Museum staff and researcher, Nigel Meyrick (North West winner of the Marsh Trust Volunteer Award) would like to record and photograph items brought in. In July, there will be a temporary exhibition about the salt community during the wars. This will feature many of the items brought in during last month’s highly popular World War I Roadshow as well at the forthcoming World War II Roadshow.