Centenary plaques have been fitted on those houses in Barrow Hill where local WW1 casualties once lived.
The project is the work of local community group, the Friends of St Andrew’s and has been sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Chesterfield Borough Council.
The plaques form part of the Barrow Hill Heritage Trail which will be officially launched at a Village Open Day on 9th April 2016.
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.
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.
Barrow Hill Primary School Remembrance assembly at St Andrew’s Church.
The children have recently been finding out about the men on the village war memorial. They shared their discoveries with parents, invited guests, local residents and representatives of the British Legion.
Pupils at Barrow Hill Primary School will remember local casualties and lay their own wreaths during a rededication service on Sunday 2nd November.
Pupils at Barrow Hill Primary School have been finding out about the men on the memorial. Listen to their stories here
The Friends of St Andrew’s recently received Heritage Lottery funding for their project, “Barrow Hill: A Community Remembers.”
An exhibition on 13th September, at St Andrew’s Church, revealed the stories of the men of Barrow Hill and Hollingwood who died in WW1. Displays included Staveley Works Veterans, Boys at War, The Railwaymen, Sherwood Foresters and many more. Exhibits included Medal collections and Regimental Cap Badges. Pictured are Oaks Class from Barrow Hill Primary School at a preview of the exhibition.