Our meeting on November 11th paid tribute to the men commemorated on the War Memorial. We discussed their lives and those of their families and briefly looked at the battles in which they perished. Hopefully these men now mean more to us than just a name etched on a piece of stone. An edited version of the talk will be published in the Lubenham Village Newsletter in the next few months. If anyone has any information, especially photographs, about these
Our meeting on November 11th 2014 “Remembering the fallen: Casualties of WW1” will be a tribute to the men commemorated on Lubenham’s War Memorial. We are gathering information, not only about these men, their families and backgrounds, but others from the Parish who served in the conflict. Do you have any details and stories, newspaper cuttings, photographs or other memorabilia which may be of use ? Please contact the group via the Contacts page if you think you can help.
Subscriptions for 2014 will remain the same as at present and offer great value for money. Membership fees continue at £10.00 per year and reduced entry charges at monthly meetings remain at £1.50 per person. Non members pay £3.00 for each meeting. Don’t forget membership entitles entry to exclusive free or subsidised members events and outings, and of course the reduced entry charge at meetings.
The Lubenham Heritage Trail. Comprising a leaflet, central information board and plaques on selected buildings, it is designed to encourage residents and visitors to find out more about this attractive yet often underrated village. Its popularity has exceeded all expectations!
This year’s Lubenham Scarecrow Festival takes place on the weekend 7th & 8th September. The Heritage Group plans a small exhibition of photographs and other memorabilia as well as promoting our book, Lubenham – A Village History, copies of which will be on sale.
At last the long awaited book Lubenham – a Village History has been published. It documents how Lubenham has developed over the centuries and continues to evolve today by looking at the history and development of the village through the lives of ordinary people and the institutions, customs and traditions which affect them. A review in the Leicester Mercury said “The book is beautifully produced and contains many superb illustrations, both old and new”. This detailed full colour publication costing
In May, Members of the Group accompanied Years 5 and 6 from Lubenham All Saints Primary School on a tour of the village as part of the students’ study of Victorian Lubenham. We were very impressed with their preparation, knowledge and the intelligent questions they asked!