Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge war exhibitions need local input

Wendy Jeffries has  memorabilia from her grandmother Susan Hubbard from when her brother was killed, such as embroidered postcards.
Wendy Jeffries has memorabilia from her grandmother Susan Hubbard from when her brother was killed, such as embroidered postcards.

Long Sutton & District Civic Society’s exhibition on World War One will be a totally community effort.

It will rely entirely on the contributions of people who live in the district – of stories, photographs and other memorabilia relating to family members who served in the war.

Society vice-chairman Tony Button is also working with Westmere Primary School at Sutton Bridge on a whole-school project to check if any of the 48 names on the village memorial appear in the original school records.

Residents’ Histories of World War One will include a display by historian and author Alastair Goodrum on the history of Captain Dawes, whose parents lived in Long Sutton, and information from Stuart Talton, a member of the RAF Reserve, who has previously researched the 95 names on the war memorial in Long Sutton.

If anyone is unable to attend the information events on April 5 (Sutton Bridge) and April 19 (Long Sutton) but has information about someone on a local war memorial or stories or other memorabilia they want to share, contact Wendy Jeffries on 01406 362310 or email jeffers58@btinternet.com