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Barlborough: A perfect tribute to World War One heroes

NWGU 2-8-14 Barlborough Heroes, Tony Bak, Heritage centre Manager (right) with Book of Remembrance of 45 who died in WW1 out of 225 who served.
With him are L/R; John Tipper, Norma Machin, Helen Slonskyj, Neil Hartburn,
Nick Slonskyj, Linda Jackson, Annett Humphreys.  BC  4

NWGU 2-8-14 Barlborough Heroes, Tony Bak, Heritage centre Manager (right) with Book of Remembrance of 45 who died in WW1 out of 225 who served. With him are L/R; John Tipper, Norma Machin, Helen Slonskyj, Neil Hartburn, Nick Slonskyj, Linda Jackson, Annett Humphreys. BC 4

 

The Barlborough Heroes commemorative service proved to be a fitting tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives during World War One.

To mark 100 years since the start of the conflict, Barlborough Parish, supported by the Heritage Centre, hosted the two-day event on the Ward Lane playing fields on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd August,

A book of remembrance - which was designed following money from the Heritage Lottery Fund - was presented to Hazel Greaves, daughter of Fred Greaves, who was awarded the Victoria Cross Trophy.

Across the weekend there were several free activities on offer for kids, including the screening of old war films in the marquee, a theatre and wartime artefacts were also on display.

Parish coun Jessica Clayton attended the service and is pictured with a World War One Lee Enfield Rifle.

Also pictured is Tony Bak, 64, project manager at the Heritage Centre, with the book of remembrance, Neil Harrison with a Maxin Machine Gun and volunteers Teresa Bak and Angela Madin.

 

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