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WWI Commemoration 11/11/2018

WWI Commemoration took place at Cotton Village on 11th November 2018, marking 100 years since the end of WW1. It was an overwhelming turn out for Parish with over 100 parishioners attending the WWI Commemoration to pay their respects to the fallen. There was a service in the morning, which was attended by over 80 parishioners, followed by over 100 for the lighting of the Beacon. Refreshments were then provided at ‘The Cross Inn’ Cauldon Lowe. 

As part of the Commemoration, the children of ‘The Faber Primary School’, and ‘Waterhouses Primary School, participated in a project and submitted there artwork which was judged by Cllr. Mike Worthington and his wife. (see pictures in Gallery). This was followed by a Raffle which £1000 was raised towards the costs of the WWI Commemoration and donations towards 2 charities.

We would also like to thank the following Companies/Businesses for their donation of prizes as follows:

 Aggregate Industries, Cauldon 

 AA Silencers, Cheadle

Ramblers Retreat, Alton

The Retreat, Leek

Cottage Delight, Leekbrook

Hetty’s Tea Rooms, Froghall

Cheddleton Tea Rooms

Gusto’s, Leek

Alton Towers (Spa Day)

Cotton Parish Counci

Thanks also to ‘The Cross Inn Pub’ in Cauldon for providing the venue and helping with the refreshments.

Following the WWI Commemoration, and the money raised from the Raffle, donations were made to the following charities:

The Lee Rigby Foundation £300

The Royal British Legion £300

For such a small community, we pulled together and made this possible! There was also an article in the ‘Cheadle Post & Times’. (see pictures in Gallery).