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Remembrance in South Reddish 2016

The community of South Reddish came together again this year to Commemorate and Remember the Military who are buried within Willow Grove Cemetery from both World Wars.

The Friends of Stockport Cemeteries would like to thank all who participated and supported the event, the Deputy Lord Lieutentant, Mayor of Stockport, Parade Marshall, those in parade serving, ex-serving and cadet forces, representatives the local church St. Marys, Stockport Council and all who played a part in making this event a success including the local community.

The Friends Group would also like to expecially thank the 1804 Squadron Air Cadets for cleaning war graves within Willow Grove Cemetery.
Thank you to Forever Manchester for funding the event.

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photos of the Centennial Commemoration Event at Willow Grove in November 2016

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Heritage Lottery Fund Grant

Friends of Stockport Cemeteries have received a £39,800 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant for an exciting venture, The Angel in Willow Grove Restoration Project, at Willow Grove Cemetery in South Reddish, Stockport.
This project is about reinstating a monument and transporting everyone back in time, uncovering more about the past and leaving a legacy for future generations.
All those working on this project will have the opportunity to learn about the social history of the area look into the contrasting living conditions of this period of the working class districts of Reddish and area of Willow Grove which was the prosperous section. In addition to this a chance to gain a deeper insight into class divides not just in life but also in death within this cemetery.

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