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Soldiers remembered at village exhibition

This memorial in All Saints Church, Mollington is dediated to men from the village who gave their lives during the First World War

This memorial in All Saints Church, Mollington is dediated to men from the village who gave their lives during the First World War

Fascinating details of seven soldiers from Mollington who served in the First World War will go on display in an exhibition at the weekend.

The village’s parish council began plans to organise the event last year and, with the help of residents Steve and Lindsay Davies, have managed to uncover details that give an insight into the lives of ordinary men from the village during the conflict.

The exhibition is in the village hall and will be on Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4pm on both days.

Mrs Davies said: “We only started off with the names of the soldiers and as we started talking to people we began to find a lot of new things.

“We spoke to many residents who still have letters and photos.

“It is quite amazing and we really hope this project can kick off and be the start of something bigger.

“These seven people were just ordinary people from the village. They were not soldiers but were fantastic, helping their country.”

On display will be letters and artefacts from those who served in the war from the village, including a letter from the government informing a family of a death.

There will also be the personal details of the seven soldiers, including their 
regiment, the location of where they served and the possible location of where they died.

Mr Davies, who is also a historian, will have a selection of books for visitors to review.

 

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