On the eve of the First World War it was just another ordinary British street – a nondescript cul-de-sac of 60 terrace houses, home to dozens of hard-working blue-collar families.
But by November 1918, some 161 residents of Chapel Street in Altrincham had stepped up to serve their country in the trenches of the Great War. Of those 29 were killed in action while a further 20 would succumb to their injuries on their return. Such was its sacrifice that King George V called Chapel Street the ‘bravest little street in England’ for having provided so many volunteers.
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