Heroes of Adventure

Arthur Tylston Greg took this photo in the trenches © Chester Record Office

Arthur Tylston Greg took this photo in the trenches

'Heroes all, unknown or known to fame'

In 2014, to mark the centenary of the First World War, Quarry Bank explored the effects of the war on the Greg family and workers alike in our exhibition Heroes of Adventure.

Although the exhibition has now closed, it is important that their stories are not forgotten. The exhibition followed the lives of siblings Madge, Helen, Arthur and Bobby, as well as Arthur's fiancee Marian, and mill workers and cousins Edward Cooper and Alfred Sprowson.

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Stories from the War

Over the next few months we will be exploring many of the stories that we weren't able to share in the exhibition, from the Greg family, the workers and the Mill.

Our research

The exhibition took months of dedicated research by a small team here at Quarry Bank.

It was an emotional and sometimes frustrating job, but one that was incredibly rewarding.

Voices from the War

Listen to oral histories from villagers and descendants of the Greg family, including Helen's daughter, Margaret.

Follow Quarry Bank Revealed

Arthur Tylston Greg is pictured on the front row second on the right

Our blog has more stories from Quarry Bank in the First World War. Explore our stories from the weaving sheds to the trenches.

First World War and the National Trust

First World War soldiers at the Stamford Military Hospital

Many National Trust properties will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War, throughout 2014 to the centenary of the end of the war in 2018.

First World War Centenary

First World War centenary logo

The Imperial War Museum is leading the First World War centenary partnership. Find out more about events, activities and online resources available to connect with the First World War.