Award for 'bravest street in WWI' (UK)





A Greater Manchester street has been honoured as the "bravest little street in England" in memory of 161 male residents who fought in World War I.

A blue plaque was awarded to remember the men who joined up from 60 houses in Chapel Street, Altrincham.

King George V first singled out the street's courageous residents after it provided so many volunteers.

It was bulldozed in 1960 to build flats. The sign was erected by Trafford Council on the former site on Sunday.

The plaque was unveiled on the wall of an Italian restaurant which now stands on part of the location.



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