Archives for December 2014

Ellistown Unveils New War Memorial

On 30th Novemeber, Lady Gretton, Major Bream, and Rev Olwen Woolcock helped to officially open the new War Memorial at Ellistown funded through Sence Valley Environment Improvement Fund.

Mr Harding, a local resident with local family connections to the First World War, removed the veil and the public were delighted to get their first viewing of the Memorial.

Local people can continue the connection with the Centenary of War through a local history project, Ellistown Centenary of Stories, which will be starting in February 2015.

Source: Ellistown and Battleflat Parish Council

The 1914 Christmas Truce – a talk on 14th December

The 1914 Christmas truce
Sunday 14 December, 2pm
Newarke Houses Museum

Talk by Dr. John Sutton

The unofficial Christmas Truce of 1914, is justly famous. British and German soldiers disobeyed orders, unilaterally called a ceasefire, meeting in no-man’s land.
The talk focuses on the Leicestershire Regiment including the personal story of an ancestor who was killed on that Christmas Day.

Refreshments available. Free event, booking essential – call 0116 225 4980.