Staveley Remembers exhibition

SAFVA MarqueeThe “Staveley Remembers” exhibition marquee at the Armed Forces event this weekend showcases the work of a number of local groups.

BH Exhibition 152WW1 photographs, documents  and memorabilia are all on display with exhibits from researchers at Brimington,  Tupton, Holymoorside, Poolsbrook, Barlborough and Barrow Hill, as well as from our own Staveley team.

Steve Morse will be signing copies of his book about the 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters and Mike Orme will be on hand with his medal collection and advice. Our plans to improve the Garden of Remembrance and work done by local school children are also on display.

What do you think of the Staveley Garden of Remembrance?

Gardens 1930sThe Staveley Remembrance Association hopes to restore the Parish Memorial and Garden of Remembrance to their former glory. We are working in partnership with local councils and funders and would very much like to hear your views and ideas on what we hope will be a suitable commemorative project for the centenary years.

We have a number of ideas of our own but would really like to know what you think before any proposals are drafted. You can complete the form on-line by clicking on the link below.

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Cycle Ride for Poppy Appeal

Legion Cycle RideMarion Gerrard, John Wallace, Danny Brown, Mick Hind, Joe Roberts, Craig Ashley, Beau Ashley and John Gerrard are pictured in the Staveley Memorial Garden when Joe presented the cyclists with a certificate of recognition. A sponsored ride visiting 145 graves and Memorials to plant a wooden poppy cross on each raised over £1,600 with Beau contributing £80 from a stall at the Armed Forces Event. The total amount has been contributed towards the Royal British Legion Staveley and District Branch Poppy Appeal. Marion and John provided back up for the group when they paid tribute to some of those who fell in WW1 from the Chesterfield area. Thanks also to those who were unable to attend the presentation. YOU DID NOT FORGET.

WW1: Civic Memorial Service

A service was held on 10th August, at St John’s Church, Staveley, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War. The service was conducted by the Rev. Stephen Jones, Rector of Staveley, and was attended by the Mayor of Chesterfield, the High Sheriff of Derbyshire, dignitaries and community representatives. Music was provided by the Ireland Colliery Band and the St John’s Choir.

WW1: Information Displays

August 2014 002Staveley History Society’s exhibition in St John’s Church, on 9th August, included a display about the history of the Parish Memorial and the WW1 casualties named on the monument. This research is still ongoing and the team would be very grateful for any old photographs or information that could help with this project.