Marion Gerrard, John Wallace, Danny Brown, Mick Hind, Joe Roberts, Craig Ashley, Beau Ashley and John Gerrard are pictured in the Staveley Memorial Garden when Joe presented the cyclists with a certificate of recognition. A sponsored ride visiting 145 graves and Memorials to plant a wooden poppy cross on each raised over £1,600 with Beau contributing £80 from a stall at the Armed Forces Event. The total amount has been contributed towards the Royal British Legion Staveley and District Branch Poppy Appeal. Marion and John provided back up for the group when they paid tribute to some of those who fell in WW1 from the Chesterfield area. Thanks also to those who were unable to attend the presentation. YOU DID NOT FORGET.
Members of the Staveley Remembrance Association committee and the Staveley branch of the British Legion were guests at a presentation by Year 7 Netherthorpe School pupils who have been taking part in a week of WW1 related studies.
The story of Barrow Hill Memorial Club will be broadcast on Radio Sheffield on Armistice Day, Tuesday 11th November at 11.08am and 17.50pm. Featuring interviews with relatives of local casualties, the programme is also available on the BBC WW1 at Home website
They are pictured here presenting their findings to a meeting of the Staveley Remembrance Association committee who are hoping to work with local groups to improve the Gardens in time for the 2018 centenary of the Armistice.
The newly refurbished war memorial and garden at Barrow Hill were rededicated at a special service on Sunday 2nd November.
The parade was led by the Cresswell Colliery Brass Band and the service was conducted by the Rector of Staveley, Father Stephen Jones.
Wreaths were laid by representatives of service organisations, local community groups and relatives of casualties.