Congratulations!

JoeCongratulations to Joe Roberts, who has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours list for his community work.

Joe can often be seen around the area working for the Staveley British Legion. He raises funds for, and organises, the annual Staveley Armed Forces and Veterans event at Poolsbrook Country Park and has worked tirelessly on many other local projects. In his spare time (!), Joe is the Vice-Chair of our very own Staveley Remembers team which is working towards a project to revitalise the Garden of Remembrance at Lowgates.

 Congratulations Joseph Roberts.B.E.M.

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.

Headstones

Stuart and Sally Mullins are the researchers of the Brimington War memorial. They have recently returned from a visit to the WW1 cemeteries and have kindly taken photographs of the headstones of several Staveley casualties for us.

The photographs will be added to the details on the Roll of Honour.

AB L Hasman RNVR Ancre Brit Cem L-C E Allen- Prv A Loomes Prv C H Stubbs  LesBoeufs

Prv H Copley Tincourt jpg Prv J Bradley Tincourt Prv Sam Merrick GroveT Prv W Musgrove AIF

Honour for local Vice-Admiral

Peter Hudson NATO

From the Derbyshire Times this week …..

Vice Admiral Peter Hudson C.B.E., from Mastin Moor, has been awarded the Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) in the New Year’s honours list.

The Vice-Admiral is a supporter of the Staveley Armed Forces and Veterans weekend and will be attending the 2015 event at Poolsbrook Country Park.

2000 visits!

websiteIn the two months since the “Staveley Remembers” website was launched, we have had over 2000 visitors.

Whether you’re a resident interested in your local area, a family historian looking for relatives in your family tree, someone with an interest in military matters or someone with connections to the armed forces – we’d love to hear from you. Can you help us to add to the information on the site? Were you related to any of the men named on the memorial? Would you like to be involved in our events and projects? If so, please contact us

Don’t forget that you can also follow “Staveley Remembers” on Facebook and Twitter.

Fix bayonets!

Bayonet replaced
Staveley 8

After about 70 years, “Tommy’s” bayonet has finally been repaired!

Local legend tells of it being broken by a youth, sometime around the 1940s. Some say that he threw a snowball, others say that he was playing hoopla. Do you know the true story? Please get in touch and tell us.

Pupils Presentation

Netherthorpe Presentation 001The Netherthorpe School citizenship group have been assessing the condition of the Staveley Garden of Remembrance.

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.