BOLSOVER: Civic Society appeals for world war stories and memorabilia

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2014 marks the Centenary of the Great War 1914-1918 and the 75th Anniversary of the start of the Second World War 1939-1945. Bolsover families continue to remember the impact these past conflicts had on our country and on the Town. They honour loved ones killed in action then, and in more recent battles, by joining the Annual Remembrance Sunday Parade, the Parish Church Remembrance Service and the Service held at the Bolsover War Memorial.

The Bolsover Civic Society, in partnership with the Parish Church and Bolsover SSAFA would like to hear the stories about your Bolsover ancestors who served in the two World Wars, including those in reserved occupations or who were conscripted to work in the coal mines. This research - to include letters, photographs and other memorabilia will build on the extensive Bolsover archive and published works of Bernard Haigh. Stories from the Bolsover Home Front and about the schools, the role of women, the churches and voluntary organisations in the Two World Wars are also important and will be included in a commemorative book. Further information from Brenda Pegge 01246-825298 or email brndpgg@gmail.com