At the meeting of the Edwinstowe Historical Society on 19th September members heard Dr David Nunn talk about his involvement with the project to gather information relating to Nottinghamshire’s men and women in the armed services, including civilians, who died during the First World War and whose names had been overlooked. This was usually because some communities did not keep written records of the 1914-18 losses. The new monument to be sited at the Victoria Embankment in Nottingham will be a fitting tribute to bring all the county’s fallen into one place.
He showed photos of memorials in town centres, chapels, churches, churchyards, parish halls, factories and other work places, schools and sports clubs. Some of which were in France as well as England. Members also had the opportunity to view a collection of photos and documents which the Society have relating to WW1.
Edwinstowe War Memorial
View the new proposed War Memorial here: http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/culture-leisure/heritage/remembering-ww1/the-great-war-memorial
The next meeting will be held on Wed. 17th October, in the Church rooms, Mansfield Road, Edwinstowe, NG21 9NJ., commencing at 2.00 p.m. and lasting for approximately 2 hours. Tea/coffee and biscuits are available. Annual membership is £12 and visitors are welcome at a charge of £3. Further information is available on our website www.edwinstowehistory.org.uk.