Saturday 10th May at 10:30 a.m. in Southwell Methodist Church – tea and coffee will be available. This 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.