Tuesday, February 27, 2024

All Saints’ Church Conservation & Community Heritage Project

The project has now been completed but we are still enjoying the legacies it has left in our church and the wider community. The story of the project has been shared in talks to the Thelwall History Group and Thelwall WI (Sept 2022 and Jan 2023 respectively). The Burial Ground Management System and work of the Memorials Group continue to provide helpful information to families and visitors via publicly accessible websites and enables us to share the stories of our War dead on school visits for Remembrance.

To mark the conclusion of this project, a Thanksgiving Service was held on 30th October 2022. This was an opportunity to view the conservation work posters and dip into some of the materials produced by our schoolchildren and volunteers on the various community projects.

The Thelwall History Group now plays a major role in disseminating our local and community heritage to a wider audience. THG’s talks and walks and publications (Thelwall Railway Memories) have been well received. Tony Warburton (Chair) and others contributed with displays at events in 2022: Thelwall Rose Queen, the Jubilee Tea Party in the Parish Hall and Warrington History Day.

We were able to support Thelwall Junior School in the assessment of history teaching and learning by the Historical Society. They achieved the Silver Quality Mark. Some amazing exhibits representing inventions and events during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II were on display at the Jubilee Tea. Work continues with Chaigeley, Thelwall Infants and Juniors on Thelwall 1100 projects in 2023.