Spalding parish church to research stories behind memorials

The Hobson memorial: does anyone have information about the family they could share? SG120314-228NG
The Hobson memorial: does anyone have information about the family they could share? SG120314-228NG

The information gathered about the people memorialised in St Mary & St Nicolas Church in Spalding will be preserved in the town at a venue yet to be arranged.

It will also be used to create displays at the church flower festival next month. The Sir John Gleed School and theSpalding Parish Church of England Day School are both creating arrangements, one depicting the life of Sir John Gleed.

Sir John will be forever remembered because of the school named after him, as will his son and son-in-law.

A stained glass window in the parish church paid for by Sir John bears the image of his son-in-law Charles Lewis Harvey (38) and his son John Victor Ariel (20), who both died two months apart in 1917.

It is hoped people in the community will be able to supply information about other names on the war memorials in church. Go to the information day on April 8 (10.30am) or email festival@stmaryandstnicolas.org.uk