Date: Friday 25 November 2016
Our North West business unit made a £500 contribution to mark the launch of the Cheshire-based book ‘Village at War’.
The donation was used to fund the book launch and WWI raffle prizes, which could be won at the special launch event on Saturday 12th November in Coddington.
The event offered visitors an opportunity to hear an illustrated talk by author Mike Royden about the book, while there was also an exhibition of First World War artefacts and medals, and a chance to purchase a signed copy of the book at a discounted price.
Mike Royden says: “’Village at War’ offers a comprehensive study of the Home Front during WWI from a local and national perspective, plus a complete collection of soldiers’ biographies from three Cheshire war memorials.
“The book also contains contributions from residents who have researched the men of Coddington Village, the extended family of Gauterin and Clubbe, and accounts of visitors to the battlefields of Belgium and France, in the quest to track down the resting places of local soldiers.”
We recently opened our exclusive Wellington Green development in Farndon, and our team were keen to get involved in helping such an important piece of local and national history.
Stuart Craig, Sales Manager for Taylor Wimpey North West, explains: “It’s such an honour to be invited to support such a wonderful project which has taken years to get to the finish line.
“As a responsible homebuilder, committed to supporting the causes close to the hearts of the communities in which we build, we were only too happy to support Mike and the team. We look forward to seeing the finished book on the shelves.”
As well as supporting the ‘Village at War’ launch, we recently teamed up with Farndon Primary School for its 2016 Harvest Festival celebrations.
The school received a cash boost of £200 towards the activity, which was in aid of raising valuable funds for The Farndon Foodbank.
A fantastic range of three and four bedroom homes is currently available at Wellington Green.