This Remembrance Day in our beloved village is just a little more special, a little more poignant, than other years.
As ever, St. James’ Church is holding a Remembrance Day service which will be followed by the official opening ceremony of Gatley’s new Contemplation Sculpture on Gatley Green.
John Hartley, author of new book Gatley Then & Now, is carrying out the opening ceremony, after which he will be signing copies – priced at just £10 – in St. James’ Church Hall from around 11.45am for an hour. The hall is likely to be busy so look out for the Gatley Village Partnership banners. Tea and coffee will also be being served in the hall.
Gatley Then & Now explores the way Gatley looked then and looks now. Through contemporary photographs juxtaposed with photos of the same places from times past, John tells the stories of famous and not so famous Gatley landmarks. His extensive research in the annals of Cheshire history means he has uncovered many interesting and unusual stories about our village.
From Gatley’s beginnings as a place where goats were kept, John explores the growth of Gatley into a popular tourist spot with the arrival of the railway. Read about Gatley’s dreadful unsolved murder; discover which famous retailer lived at Gatley Hill House and learn how the Gatley ghost was exorcised.
A superb read for just a tenner and the opportunity to get a signed copy – all on Remembrance Day, November 11th. Don’t miss out.
All proceeds from sales of this book go to Gatley Village Partnership.