Our thanks to Louis Bowden for the above image.

I was informed that the military funeral for “Sgt Mjr Milnes” did take place in “Whaley Bridge”, if anyone can identify the location I will add the detail to the page.
Our thanks to Louis Bowden for the image.

An interesting feature on this picture is the variety of cap badges.

Our thanks to Louis Bowden for the above image.

First left back row - Alfred Johnson Bridgemont. Our thanks to Louis Bowden for the above image.

On Fri 21st and Sat 22nd November, 10am – 5pm, at the Uniting Church in Whaley Bridge, Whaley Bridge’s regeneration group, Whaley4 Wards, with the help of many other local groups and individuals, are getting together to put on a commemorative exhibition covering aspects of life in and around Whaley Bridge and Furness Vale during the First World War period.

Julian Thompson displayed items from his WW1 collection.

Three email's later...

May 1921

Memorial Park, Whaley Bridge. From postcard, postmark 1923.

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British Mark V star W.W 1. Tank

Ferodo was founded in 1897 by Herbert Frood (1864-1931), with manufacturing starting in Gorton in 1901 and moving to Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire in 1902. Ferodo has been a world leading company dedicated to the design and manufacture of friction products, especially braking materials. It was the first company to use asbestos for brake linings.

Ferodo UK became part of Turner & Newall in 1926. It had a factory at Chapel-en-le-Frith and in 1964 opened another at Caernarfon.

In 1998 the business was acquired by the huge automotive group Federal-Mogul. It is now part of Federal-Mogul Aftermarket UK Ltd.

Furness Vale Memorial Image April 21st 2014

Bridgemont Memorial Image April 21st 2014

Following the Armistice on 11th November, Douglas Haig returned to Britain a national hero, and was raised to the peerage. Earl Haig of Bemersyde died in 1928, one year before this photograph of his widow's June visit to Whaley Bridge. Colonel Hall was in charge of the parade, with Major Carrington-Pierce, the chief marshall, as Whaley Bridge Band led 1,000 ex-servicemen who had travelled from various localities, including men in wheelchairs, parading alongside local organisations, to the sports field. Here, Lady Haig took the salute and presented Standards to the British Legion. Later, she was invited to plant a copper beech tree near the War Memorial.

Frank Brindley organised first trip to battlefields 1928.


Major Frank Brindley MC

His M.C. was presented to him by the King at Buckingham Palace in 1918 and by this time he had already completed 21 years service joining the 2VB in 1897 and service in the Boer War.
Served as 7408 Sergeant in the Boer War and was Mentioned in Despatches.

2nd Lieutenant with the 2/6th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters and was in the Irish Rebellion of 1916. He was gassed in April 1916 and his M.C. was awarded for action with 2/6th at Jeancourt 31st March 1917.

His Gazette citation of 15 June 1917 read:

"2nd Lt. (temp. Lt.) Frank Brindley, Notts. Derby. E. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He covered the retirement of the Battalion to a fresh position with a machinegun, and was the last man to leave the position. He set a fine example to his men. He was also awarded the Croix de Guerre and Palm Knight of the Order of St. John, he died in 1954.
He was wounded in the push on Cambrai and invalided home and there served with the 4th Battalion.

He resided in Buxton all his life.

This group image of the Sherwood Foresters 6th Btn. Would appear to have been taken post war in view of the proud display of medals.
Unfortunately we do not have the names - being the 6th it is likely many are local men.

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Detail right Image

The 6th Cheshire's parading in Stockport around 1920

Uniting Church Whaley Bridge July 2014

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