Remembrance Events 2015

poppy_1512923cTuesday 3rd November 7.30pm

“Staveley Remembers WW1” – a talk and slideshow by Ann Lucas to the Staveley History Society at the Staveley and Barrow Hill Community Centre (next to Staveley Church). Everyone Welcome.

Friday 6th November 2.30pm

Barrow Hill Primary School pupils will be leading a  Remembrance Assembly at St Andrew’s Church 2.30pm. Everyone welcome to come along.

Sunday 8th November

Annual Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service at the Parish Memorial. Everyone welcome to join in.

Wednesday 11th November 6pm

Hollingwood Primary School Remembrance Assembly in the presence of the Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield.

Monday 16th November

A presentation for invited guests by Year 7 Netherthorpe School pupils of the work they have produced following a week of remembrance activities.

Remembrance Sunday: 8th November 2015

Poppy-Remembrance-SundayRemembrance Sunday is a day to remember and honour all who have suffered or died in war.

The men on the Parish Memorial came from Staveley Town, from the villages of Barrow Hill, Mastin Moor, Poolsbrook and Woodthorpe – and from the hamlets of Hollingwood Common and Inkersall.

Staveley Annual Remembrance Day Parade and Service

The Parade will leave St John’s Road at 10.30am and muster near the Market Place before continuing to the Garden of Remembrance where a service will be held at the Parish Memorial at 11am.

Come along and show that   #staveleyremembers

Waterloo veteran

Riley Headstone

One of the earliest graves in Staveley cemetery is that of Corporal John Riley who served with Captain Mercer’s “G” Troop at Waterloo in 1815.

Attached to the Royal Horse Artillery, John served as a gunner and, according to Dr Arthur Court, he became excited when “he recounted the story of his guns mowing down the advancing Frenchmen.”

Read his obituary here

Read an account of “G” Troop at Waterloo here

Remembrance Events November 2015

Staveley Remembrance 2014
We now have information about some of the many Remembrance events and activities taking place next month.  The British Legion, Barrow Hill Primary School, Hollingwood Primary School, Netherthorpe School and local history societies have all sent in details of their activities which we will publish shortly.

Please let us know if you have an event or activity planned – and send in your photographs for publication on this site.