Commemorating the Great War

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Published on May 8th, 2014 | by admin


Many villages up and down the country (from Barrington to Ambridge) are doing something to mark the centenary of the start of the Great War. We are writing to see if you would be interested in some kind of commemorative event here in our village hall. The hall has been reserved for Saturday 1st November.

The programme is still in the early days of construction. The event might include a dramatic presentation, readings, displays of artefacts and memorabilia, and music. There are two war graves in the Eversdens and the memorial at St Mary’s must hold some stories. The school, too, endured those desperate times. There should be no shortage of material from local sources as well as from further afield.

Katherine Jackson and Margaret Tebbit have been mulling over the idea for some time. We four got together on Wednesday and agreed to write to you. We are interested to gauge both how a commemorative event would be supported and what relevant material you may have in your family archives. We would also be interested to hear from people who would research local references.

Will you write to say if this is something you would support, if you have any material from the period that could be displayed, and any other thoughts you have?

Please reply to us at or  or Margaret at:


David and Val Farnell


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