ART honouring the fallen soldiers of the First World War has gone in display as part of a new exhibition at Crewe Hall.

Colourful craft and stained glass pieces feature among the works created by members of the Crewe and Nantwich Senior Forum in honour of the Great War’s centenary commemorations this year.

Crewe mayor, clr Pam Minshall, officially opened the exhibition on Tuesday, August 26.

“The creative exhibition has taken 18 months to complete with each article being handmade using materials such as wool, glass, and wood,” explained a Crewe Town Council spokesman.

“The project is completely self-funded and demonstrates art as a useful tool to support social and health benefits to older people in the local community.”

The mayor was given a tour of the exhibition by Adrian Lindop, chairman of Crewe Senior Forum, and Mart Louwerse, general manager of Crewe Hall and was then presented with a crocheted poppy and knitted pin badge by members of the forum.

The mayor said: “This exhibition is a perfect example of how local groups can enhance the community, and is also a poignant way of remembering all those who fell in service of our country. We will remember them.”

The exhibition runs until November in the main entrance to Crewe Hall’s new extension.

The forum is keen to attract new member. They meet at Union Street Baptist Church between 10.30am-1pm every Friday.

This month, the forum-organised senior heath fair will visit Crewe and Nantwich.

The fair is a one-stop-shop for senior people to find out about healthy living in older age.

Crewe Fayre takes place on September 30at the Oakley Building Victoria Community Centre, West Street, Crewe from 11am-4pm.

Nantwich Fayre takes place on October 6 at the Civic Hall, Nantwich from 11am-4pm.

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