WW1: Local History Exhibition

Barrow Hill School at WW1The 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.

WW1: Eve of Centenary Vigil

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.

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