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….
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As a change from their usual, annual Festival of Christmas Trees, St Andrew’s Church at Barrow Hill hosted a “WW1 Christmas Truce Centenary” coffee morning and a carol service led by the Staveley and District United Churches Choir. Christmas trees, decorated by service organisations, local schools, churches and relatives were on display.
The newly refurbished war memorial and garden at Barrow Hill were rededicated at a special service on Sunday 2nd November.
The parade was led by the Cresswell Colliery Brass Band and the service was conducted by the Rector of Staveley, Father Stephen Jones.
Wreaths were laid by representatives of service organisations, local community groups and relatives of casualties.
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.
The candle-lit vigil at St Andrew’s Church, Barrow Hill, on Sunday 3rd August included readings, poetry, music and reflections by local community representatives, relatives of casualties and pupils of local schools. Candles were also provided for people to take part in the national “Lights Out” event on 4th August.