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As part of a local project marking the Centenary of the End of World War 1 in 1918, the Horbury Coop kindly hosted a display board for the project team.

So what was it all about?

From the end of August 2018 until at least Remembrance Sunday on November 11th we had a display board in Horbury Co-op featuring approximately 16-20 individual "pages" of the local men who died in World War 1. 

Many local people whilst shopping at the Coop stopped to browse and reflect upon these poignant fact sheets and photos of the 192 men of Horbury and Sitlington who gave there lives in this conflict.

The Display in Horbury Coop

Coop Display

The "pages" displayed were printouts of the same web pages available to view on the website and all of them to can be viewed there. An example of one follows:

The website has alphabetical lists of the fallen, each link leading to an individual page of details for each local man who gave his life in the Great War. For some we have even found their photo.

An example of one of the "pages for each man"

(The are 192 of these pages on the website)

This particular local man, as far as we can tell, was the first to die in the Horbury and Sitlington area:

George Hawkins 1What's a Shingler do at an Iron Works?
A Shingler worked with an Iron Puddler, manipulating puddled balls of iron on an anvil.
The worker known as an Iron Puddler took molten iron from the furnace
and made balls of white hot iron to then be hammered by the Shingler to make iron bars.


 The organisations working on this Remembrance Project are:

  • The Horbury, Sitlington and Ossett Branch of The Royal British Legion
  • The Rotary Club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix
  • The Senior Citizens Support Group (West Wakefield)
  • The Rotary Club of Ossett
  • The ossett.net Website "Ossett - the history of a Yorkshire town"


The Aims and Objectives of the project:

  • To engage with the local population and utilise online and library resources to gain some detail about the background of each of our fallen.
  • Who they were, where they lived, what they did in civilian life, their surviving families, how old they were when they died and their final resting place and to, display such information mainly on the project's web pages: Link: Remembrance 2018
  • To engage with local businesses, clubs, associations and groups to partner, support and participate in the project.
  • To utilise website/social media presence to record and publicise all aspects of the project and further engage with the community.
  • It is hoped that Schools, Academies and Youth Groups will also become interested and involved with the project.
  • In a nutshell to work with the Horbury, Sitlington and Ossett Branch of The Royal British Legion and other organisations, including those listed above, to help coordinate, list and advertise events and activities appropriate to Remembrance in 2018 and in celebration of the Centenary of the end of Great War.

 

 

 

 

 


 


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