Find out about our plans this years minute silence's at the Club for Remembrance Day and a little more about our club history and members who lost their lives in World War One.
This year's Remembrance Day is particularly poignant as it marks 100 years since the end of World War One at 11.00am on Sunday 11th September 2018. Remembrance Sunday means many things to many people and we hope all involved with hockey this weekend will spend a moment to reflect and remember those who have given their lives in all wars.
We will be holding three minutes silence's on Sunday 11th September
- 11.00am for Academy players, parent and coaches on the ATP's along with members of our Junior Football section
(Please arrive a little earlier to ensure everyone is parked, signed in and outside the pitches just before 11am. Please walk or cycle to the club if you can to reduce traffic and parking congestion if you can)
- 1.00pm before the Men's over 50's EH Cup game v Wakefield
- 2.30pm before the Ladies 1 EH Cup game v Wakefield
Like all parts of society the club was directly touched by World War One. The Minute Book of Timperley Hockey Club records in September 1914 that hockey will 'cease' during the hostilities - a simple few lines that follow all the previous meetings that include detailed notes of the running of hockey at Timperley including selection for matches. No entries are then listed until 1919 when hockey formally resumed. One to pause and think about for a moment and imagine hockey just stopping and not knowing when or if it would resume.
Many of you may have seen the memorial plague in the function room near the bar remembering six Timperley members. For the eagle eyed this memorial is etched on a slate from the old cricket changing rooms constructed prior to WWI and in use at the time. Gary Fisher from Cricket, and occasional hockey player, researched the cricket records and local achieves and produced the memorial and we thank Gary helping us remember club members who didn't return to play sport at Stockport Road.
There is another Timperley Hockey player identified in the Trafford Archives Alfred Ernst Boucher who is listed as a member of Timperley Hockey Club and lived on Queens Road, Hale. He was sent to the front on 20th July 1917 and was killed in action on 5th October 1917 he is remembered on the Tyne Cot Cemetery Memorial.
Andrew Dunlop Hughes listed o the club memorial is also reported as a hockey player at the club. He died of his wounds aged 22 at the 33 Casualty Clearing Station at Givenchy.
Remember sports players from this club, just like all of us, may add another poignant reminder as part of Remembrance Day.
If any members would like to help research more of our club history and help identify any other club members to have lost their lives in any conflicts please get in touch as we would really appreciate your help in adding to our club history and memorial to those club members who gave their lives. For those interested in tracing club or family members the the local Trafford archive http://www.traffordwardead.co.uk/ is a good starting place. Please let Shelagh Entwisle know if you would be interested in helping researching and or document some of our club history.
Updated 23:24 - 9 Nov 2018 by Shelagh Entwisle