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Barrowby's wartime heroesThe names on Barrowby's war memorial record the men who died in the First and Second World Wars.
The Imperial War Museum records for Barrowby's war memorials are online:
The First World War memorial cost £350 in 1919. The money was raised by public subscription. (Cryer 1979 p15)
In the church are two ringbinders (one for each war) with details of the men's lives.
A third ringbinder contains recollections of living in Barrowby during the Second World War, such as:-
Everybody seemed to get on well together and everyone was polite and well mannered.
Many German prisoners settled in England after the war. We also had what were called D.P.s – Displaced Persons. Today they would probably be called refugees. I remember a Ukranian man – he settled in Great Gonerby.'
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Grateful thanks to Kate Waghorn for sharing these files.
See also Barrowby Memorial Hall.
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rare seventeenth fonts at Muston, Bottesford and Orston from Project Gargoyle Newsletter 2020
Ironstone quarries of Leicestershire
The Grantham Canal
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