1914 – 1918 Remembered

Published 30 March 2012

Tom Wheeldon writes, “With the centenary of the 1st World War fast approaching I have considered ways in which it may be commemorated locally within our Parish.

For generations we have paid our respects to the fallen of both World Wars of the 20th Century. The names of those killed have been a continual reminder of the horrors of those times, and those men of Abbots Bromley have been as much a part of our lives as many of the other memorable events that form our heritage.

With the enthusiasm of a group of local amateur historians we have commenced a review of the names that appear on our war memorial; the aim being to give a greater insight into who they actually were, and more importantly the history that links them to us all.

The scope of this work is limitless and it could develop in to something quite interesting for all us.

To assist in our endeavour I would ask all residents of Abbots Bromley, and more specifically those with long family associations within the community, to help by providing any individual evidence (eg pictures, documentation etc) associated with the names involved, or even anecdotal stories passed on through the generations.

The links may be direct or indirect. Any information will allow us to develop a clearer picture of the era.

If you can provide any evidence specific to the above, no matter how small, please contact me as indicated below.

The request is being made with great awareness for the human and emotional element that lies at the heart of this project, and all assistance will be treated respectfully.

Thank you

Tom Wheeldon (Telephone: 01283840096)
Callander House, Bagot Street, Abbots Bromley, WS15 3DA

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