Book Launch – Southwell at War 1914 – 1919

Saturday 10th May at 10:30 a.m. in Southwell Methodist Church – tea and coffee will be available.  Southwell at War 1914 - 1919This latest book from Southwell and District Local History Society chronicles Southwell’s commitment to the First World War and includes:

  • Biographical details of the 650 men who served.
  • A list of over 550 men from the surrounding villages
  • Edited extracts from the Newark Advertiser.
  • The 8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters on the Western Front.
  • The South Notts Hussars in the Middle East.
  • Life on the home front – military hospitals, schools etc.
  • Individual stories of tragedy and heroism.

This large format book contains 346 pages and 135 pictures/illustrations and is being launched in advance of a major exhibition to be held at Southwell Minster from Saturday 17th May 2014.