The Radcliffe-on-Trent WWI group is commemorating the Armistice centenary with a Poppy Trail, talks and a mini-exhibition in the village.
Poppy wreaths will be placed on 14 Radcliffe-on-Trent lampposts in mid-October, carrying names of local men who lost their lives in the Great War.
A free pamphlet with a map of the trail and information about the servicemen will be available from 15th October onwards at the following village outlets; Radcliffe Library, Grange Hall and Pen2Paper.
You will be able to explore the Poppy Trail on your computer or mobile device via a virtual map available on the website from 15th October up until the end of 2019. Go to www.radcliffeontrentww1.org.uk to find the virtual map.
Join guided walks to discover more about the village during WWI and those named on the wreaths.
Walks begin at 11am on the following dates: Wednesday 17th October, Saturday 20th October, Wednesday 24th October, Saturday 27th October, Wednesday 31st October, Saturday 3rd November, Tuesday 6th November and Saturday 10th November.
Pre-booking required. Phone 0115 9332685 to book your free place or email email@example.com.
Commemorative talk by Radcliffe on Trent WWI Group
A talk entitled ‘Radcliffe on Trent 1918: What Happened Next?’ will take place at Grange Hall on Main Road on 1st November (7:30pm). Admission is £2 on the door.
Speakers include Marion Caunt, Rosie Collins and Pauline Woodhouse from Radcliffe on Trent WWI group.
The illustrated talk explores how the First World War affected the village from the Armistice to the mid-1920s.
Using original material, the speakers examine life in the village when the war ended, return of the servicemen, jobs, strikes, ‘homes for heroes’, visits from royalty and much more.
Don’t miss this fascinating insight into the lives of local residents who served in the Great War and what happened next.
A mini-exhibition exploring the impact of WWI and its aftermath on Radcliffe on Trent. View posters at St Mary’s Church during the Armistice weekend and afterwards at Radcliffe Library.