Village remembers its WW1 heroes

Elmton with Creswell Local History Group member Enid Hibbert.
Elmton with Creswell Local History Group member Enid Hibbert.

Historians are commemorating a Derbyshire village’s role in the First World War to mark the outbreak of the conflict 100 years ago.

Joint secretary Enid Hibbert, of the Elmton-with-Creswell Local History Group, which is also compiling a book of the village’s fallen WW1 heroes has helped organise and promote five commemorative events.

The Social Centre, at Creswell, is hosting a talk by Jim Clark called A World War One Soldier, from 7pm, on Thursday, September 11, with tickets costing £2.50.

There will also be a free World War One and World War Two Exhibition at the centre from 10am to 4.30pm, on Friday and Saturday, and from 7pm, on Saturday, there will be a free Blitz Dance at the centre.

History group joint secretary Pam Finch said: “It’s wonderful to commemorate the lives of those who fought in both wars.”

St Mary Magdalene Church is holding a commemorative flower festival, from 10am to 4pm, between Friday to Sunday, and Newstead Brass Band will perform at the church, from 7pm, on September 14. Concert tickets costing £5 are available from Turner’s, on Elmton Road, Creswell. The history group is compiling further publications including one about WW2 heroes.