Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War

A commemorative programme of events to uncover and explore the impact on the population of Leek and the Staffordshire Moorlands during the Great War.

“If you should hear the sound of horses feet or the rumble of gun limbers in the street then pause, and say a prayer where e’er you roam It’s the ghosts of the ‘Old Leek Battery’, coming home. There by destiny… Home in Memory.”

[Preface from ‘Over There’ A Commemorative History of The Old Leek Battery 1908 -1919 by J.E. Blore and J.R. Sherratt]

Supported by: –

Heritage Lottery Fund | Leek Town Council | Staffordshire Moorlands District Council


First World War Centenary led by Imperial War Museum


2 thoughts on “HOME

  1. The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery exhibition commemorating WW1 has to date had a record almost 10,000 visitors since opening. For many it has been an emotional journey as they discover past family.

  2. Don’t miss out on a repeat performance of the very sucessful vintage ‘Great War Tea Dance’ on 10th September at 2:00pm – 3:30. The first tea dance was a huge success with local residents and visitors having a sing a long and dance. This is a free event and open to all the community so just turn up. If you are a group and will wish to sit together pop in and see us at the Nicholson Museum to book a table.

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