Poppy People

poppy_1512923cThe Staveley Branch of the Royal British Legion would be pleased to hear from anyone who would like to help with the 2014 Poppy Appeal.

 Please contact the Poppy Appeal Coordinator via email at staveleyrbl@hotmail.co.uk or staveleyrbl@yahoo.com

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WW1: Local History Exhibition

Barrow Hill School at WW1The Friends of St Andrew’s recently received Heritage Lottery funding for their project, “Barrow Hill: A Community Remembers.”

An exhibition on 13th September, at St Andrew’s Church, revealed the stories of the men of Barrow Hill and Hollingwood who died in WW1. Displays included Staveley Works Veterans, Boys at War, The Railwaymen, Sherwood Foresters and many more. Exhibits included Medal collections and Regimental Cap Badges. Pictured are Oaks Class from Barrow Hill Primary School at a preview of the exhibition.

Remembering Them

Staveley War Memorial largeThe names of all those who died in the Great War are to be read out on the centenary of their death in local C. of E. churches. The Parish Churches of St John the Baptist at Staveley and St Andrew the Apostle at Barrow Hill with the Church of St Columba at Inkersall will remember those named on the Parish Memorial and others who were either born or lived in the parish during their lives.

The churches welcome those who would like to visit and light a candle in remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The first local casualty was Vincent Evans who was born on the Long Row at Barrow Hill. He served with the 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards in France and was killed in action at Villers Cotterets in September 1914.