Community groups in the Deepings will be commemorating the First World War with various events, including a display of stories, pictures and memorabilia of the people who saw active service or contributed to the war effort in other ways. Finding out about the people from West Deeping has begun – the plaque in St Andrews Church tells us that 8 men lost their lives, but another 40 or so enlisted and came back!
West Deeping Heritage Group has access to some information resources for the period – like the 1911 Census, the Parish Council Minute Books, the Register of Baptisms and the School Log book. There is lots of information on the internet too. We could really do with some help to look through it all and write up the stories of our local heroes for our own village Roll of Honour.
Can you help with the research? Do you know the families of local people, or do you want to find out more about your own relatives who took part in the war? Please reply to this post or contact Maggie Ashcroft 01778 344768