A landmark event to commemorate WW1

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To commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War one, Nuthall St Patrick’s Church Wednesday Club is planning a landmark community event to support the Help For Heroes charity.

The church is working in collaboration with the Nuthall and District History Society to organise the event on June 14.

Starting at 3pm in the church hall, there will be afternoon tea with musical entertainment and an exhibition.

Former St Patrick’s Church choristers Alexandra Hazard who is a theatrical entertainer, and schoolteacher Rachel King, who both live in Nuthall, will be teaming up with accomplished performers Sarah and Richard Potts to give a performance of songs and music appropriately linked to the historic period.

Wednesday Club members will be preparing and serving up a special tea for the occasion while history society members will be mounting a mini-exhibition of posters and photographs with information featuring the men of Nuthall who sadly gave their lives in The Great War.

There will also be community singing, and former Nuthall Parish Council chairman Neil Gribby – who was in the Royal Marines and served in the Falklands War – will give a speech about the importance of supporting our service personnel.

Nottinghamshire county councillor Philip Owen is lending his support to the commemorative event and has donated £800 from his councillor’s divisional fund to help meet the costs.

Wednesday Club stalwarts Diane Fletcher and Margaret Squire, backed by the club’s president Kathy Jackson, are co-ordinating the initiative supported by history society chairman Spencer Spooner and his members.

Mrs Fletcher said: “Our First World War event is going to be very popular and with limited space in the church hall those people planning on attending should make sure they reserve their tickets sooner rather than later.”

Tickets are priced at £10 and may be reserved by contacting Diane on 0115 9276109 or Margaret on 0115 9385389.