Church hosts special exhibition to commemorate Jubilee

St Philips and St James Church contains extensive archives and artefacts relating to village history, and for the month of June there will be a special exhibition celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

The exhibition remembers past jubilee celebrations in the village with Alderley History Group archive photographs (many enhanced by 21st century digital editing) and shows how the locality has commemorated major events all down the years; of particular interest at the exhibition is a display of royal coronation mugs and memorabilia belonging to the late parents of local resident Ian Cook.

His mother and father, Eunice and James Cook, were avid collectors of stamps, bric-a-brac and antiques, and their collection of royalty-related mugs and other items recalls the ascent to the throne of many members of the royal family from the 19th through to the 21st century.

There will be a special event, hosted by Alderley History Group, on Monday the 20th June, when Alderley History Group members and local residents are invited to attend the exhibition and enjoy a glass of Pimm's and a chat with fellow guests.

Special speaker for the evening will be Graham Dilliway, who will present a talk on the local Stanley family of Nether Alderley. The cost for the evening will be £3 for members and £5 for visitors.

Photos by David Fairbotham.

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