The Bravest Little Street in England
14 November-8th December
The Bravest Little Street in England is a solo exhibition by Altrincham artist Carole Evans. It features two new bodies of work which memorialize the brave men from Chapel Street, who failed to return home after the First World War 100 years ago.
Chapel Street received the accolade of “the bravest little street in England” after the town was awarded a Roll of Honour by King George V in 1919. Out of the 161 men who enlisted from the street, 29 failed to return home, and a further 20 died of their wounds. Chapel Street was later razed to the ground in an attempt to clean up the town in the 1950’s. The story of the brave men of Chapel Street was largely forgotten until 2007, when a blue plaque was
unveiled on the wall of Phantong Thai, formerly the Grapes Inn, and the last remaining building of Chapel Street.
This exhibition attempts to evoke a memory, and a personal connection, with the brave men who lost their lives. The exhibition will also include archival photographs, artefacts and more information on Chapel Street.
This exhibition will be accompanied by a free Panel and Coffee Morning on Saturday 17th November from 11:00-12:30 featuring Charlotte Czyzyk, (Imperial War Museum North); Karen Cliff (Trafford Archives); Stuart Anthony, Descendant of Alfred Oxley from Chapel Street and Carole Evans, Exhibiting Artist.