18th Oct, 2017

Wellesbourne remembers Great War troops

Stratford Editorial 29th Oct, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THOSE who served in the First World War from Wellesbourne and the surrounding area were remembered at the weekend.

A special exhibition at St Peter’s Church Centre in the village welcomed hundreds of visitors to see a display of artefacts, memorabilia and artwork.

Dene Valley U3A have been researching the ‘Great War Project’ since 2012 to gather information on not only those who died and are named on local village war memorials, but also the many who served in the forces and returned home.

Group spokesman Grew Hudson said: “We had a impressive number of people attending, all of them wanting to learn more about the soldiers from the area.

“We even had two people, both great-grandsons of soldiers who enlisted around the same time, both from Wellesbourne, who found that their ancestors had lived in neighbouring cottages at the time.

“It’s nice to know people appreciate our research and take an interest in the history on their doorstep.”

Grew Hudson from the Great War Project with a memorial penny. 44.014.011.strat.jm2

Micheal Dane and Susan Hodge with art inspired by and created for the Great War Project. 44.014.011.strat.jm4

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