Congratulations 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.
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.
They 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.
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.
In 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.
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.
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
The 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.