Barlborough: Service for World War One heroes this weekend

Barlborough Heritage Centre (w130924-1o)
Barlborough Heritage Centre (w130924-1o)

A First World War remembrance service will be held in Barlborough this weekend to commemorate 100 years since the start of the conflict.

The two-day event, hosted by Barlborough Parish and supported by the Heritage Centre, will take place on the Ward Lane playing fields on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd August from 11am-4pm.

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

Tony Bak, 64, of Baulk Lane, Worksop, is the project manager at the Heritage Centre and he will be handing over the book to Hazel.

“We applied to the Heritage Lottery Fund for the book of remembrance and thankfully we were successful.” Tony said.

“It will be nice to have a book with all the names for families to look at.”

“The book will be presented to Hazel and then it will be stored in the Heritage Centre.”

Over the weekend there will be free activities on offer for children, including the screening of old war films in the marquee and a computer will be on site for people to search for their family history.

On display will be wartime artefacts of machine guns, rifles, swords, telescopes and binoculars and there will also be a theatre.

Contact Barlborough Heritage Centre on 01246 810100 for more information.