VETERANS, dignitaries and members of the public gathered for two commemoration services in Tean last week to mark the 100th anniversary since the beginning of World War One.
On Monday, August 4, members of Tean and Checkley Royal British Legion led a march at 10.45am from the Post Office in Tean's High Street to Christ Church in Hollington Road for a service, followed afterwards by a wreath laying on the memorial outside the church.
On Saturday, August 9, Checkley Parish Council, Staffordshire County councillor Mark Deaville, members of the public and local schoolchildren took part in a commemoration service at the memorial dedicated to the workers from Tean Mill who were killed in action in World War One.
The event was followed by a reception courtesy of Checkley Parish Council at Great Wood Hall, which included a photo exhibition and war memorabilia display. On August 21 Tean and Checkley Royal British Legion will be taking widows and widowers to the New Broom in Checkley for lunch, which is an annual event, but particularly poignant this year in respect of the World War One Commemorations.