WW1: Civic Memorial Service

A service was held on 10th August, at St John’s Church, Staveley, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War. The service was conducted by the Rev. Stephen Jones, Rector of Staveley, and was attended by the Mayor of Chesterfield, the High Sheriff of Derbyshire, dignitaries and community representatives. Music was provided by the Ireland Colliery Band and the St John’s Choir.

WW1: Information Displays

August 2014 002Staveley History Society’s exhibition in St John’s Church, on 9th August, included a display about the history of the Parish Memorial and the WW1 casualties named on the monument. This research is still ongoing and the team would be very grateful for any old photographs or information that could help with this project.