Act of Remembrance

(from Barrow Hill Community Trust) As trustees, we are honoured to be the custodians of Barrow Hill Memorial Hall, the legacy to the communities of Barrow Hill and Hollingwood in memory of those who lived, fought and died in the Great War.

Please join us at the war memorial for a simple Act of Remembrance led by Sergeant Taylor, Coldstream Guards, followed by the laying of wreaths by local community representatives and tokens of respect from other members of the public.

If your group or organisation would like to lay a wreath, or if anyone is willing to help as a steward for the road closure, tidy the memorial garden or make refreshments on the day, please contact us.

An exhibition about local casualties will include displays and artefacts and will be open after the Act of Remembrance and remain open until 3pm.

Remembrance Sunday 2016

Staveley Parish Service of Remembrance Sunday 13th November 2016
People should gather at 10.15am at St John’s Road. The parade will march off at 10.25am towards Staveley Market Place and will reach the Garden of Remembrance at 10:50, when a short service will begin.

Three Men in a Boat

ObuasiThe war at sea was a different kind of war from the mud, gas, barbed wire and trenches faced by many of our soldiers during WW1.

The mystery of the final days of a local sailor has remained unsolved for 99 years – until now.

Mike Orme has spent many months researching this mystery and will reveal  the answer during a talk and presentation to the Staveley History Society on Tuesday 5th July at the Staveley and Barrow Hill Community Centre (old school next door to Staveley Church).

The talk will begin at 7.30pm and is free to members (£2 for non-members).

Everyone welcome.

Barrow Hill Village Open Day

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The Barrow Hill Heritage Trail has been developed following research into the lives of local WW1 casualties who were all born in the late Victorian era..

Follow in their footsteps at a Village Open Day on 9th April and discover how and where they lived. Visit the places they knew, play the games they would have played as children and much much more….

For more details click here

Staveley Schools Remember

Pupils at local schools showed their respect for the fallen this month with assemblies, services, activities and events taking place throughout the area.

BHPS Assemble 2015Barrow Hill Primary School visited the village war memorial to lay their wreath and then led an assembly in St Andrew’s Church. (6th November)

This was a community event with local residents and members of service organisations invited to join the children in remembering the men of Barrow Hill who fell in two world wars.

Hollingwood ServiceHollingwood Primary School’s open-air service of Remembrance was attended by families and members of the local community at the Paul Cummins inspired “Tree of Remembrance and Peace” sculpture in the school grounds.

The school held poppy making workshops throughout the week and each class made a wreath to lay during the service. Refreshments and an opportunity to view the children’s work were provided afterwards.

Netherthorpe Remembrance 2015 001At Netherthorpe School, Year 7 pupils took part in a week of WW1-related cross-curricular activities. Each group then presented their research to their year group and V.I.P. guests during an afternoon of Remembrance.

Themes included Life in the Trenches, The Christmas Truce, Rationing, WW1 Poets, Then and Now and more.

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Members of the Staveley Remembrance Association were honoured to be invited to attend, or take part in, these events. Members also led an assembly for pupils at Calow Primary School.

“Off to War””

Off to war

The first performance of “Off to War” took place in the Staveley Remembers marquee at the Armed Forces weekend. The piece was written by Kevin Fegan, playwright in residence at Barrow Hill Roundhouse, and featured the real life stories of young local WW1 casualties.

Staveley Remembers exhibition

SAFVA MarqueeThe “Staveley Remembers” exhibition marquee at the Armed Forces event this weekend showcases the work of a number of local groups.

BH Exhibition 152WW1 photographs, documents  and memorabilia are all on display with exhibits from researchers at Brimington,  Tupton, Holymoorside, Poolsbrook, Barlborough and Barrow Hill, as well as from our own Staveley team.

Steve Morse will be signing copies of his book about the 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters and Mike Orme will be on hand with his medal collection and advice. Our plans to improve the Garden of Remembrance and work done by local school children are also on display.

Medal making

BH Medal workshop

Junior pupils at Poolsbrook, Norbriggs, Woodthorpe and Barrow Hill Primary Schools have been busy taking part in medal-making workshops this week with Natalie and Donna from Growth Ltd.

PB Medal workshopThey found out what it means to be brave and learned about local hero, Fred Greaves V.C.

Some of the children will be wearing their medals and joining the parade at the upcoming Armed Forces weekend.