Misterton: History project will pay tribute to servicemen killed in Great War

Cllr Hazel Brand and David Seymour at the Misterton War Memorial, and the West Stockwith Memorial
Cllr Hazel Brand and David Seymour at the Misterton War Memorial, and the West Stockwith Memorial
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A local history project that will commemorate local lives lost in the Great War has received £9000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

The project, Lest We Forget, Misterton and West Stockwith in The Great War, is led by local historian David Seymour and supported by the Misterton Area Partnership.

Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the war in 1914, the project will focus on local men - and one woman - whose names are on the memorials outside All Saints’ Church in Misterton and inside St Mary’s Church in West Stockwith.

The project will involve the communities of Misterton and West Stockwith in investigating these names – and the stories behind them - and what life was like in the two communities a century ago.

David said: “This is an exciting project for the villages of Misterton and West Stockwith, a fantastic opportunity for local people today to do some historical research that will have major international, national, and local significance next year.”

MAP will be putting on exhibitions and displays locally as well as publishing materials which will go to every household in the two communities to pay tribute to local men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice 100 years ago.

“In order to do this, a local history group will be set up and I’d like anyone interested to get in touch,” he added.

To get involved contact David on 07952 544604, or email seymoursam@hotmail.com