March 9 2014 Latest news:
Thursday, January 30, 2014
A group of villagers are trying to discover more information about the six names on a First World War memorial.
Last autumn, it was decided the state of the stone cross memorial in Limpenhoe churchyard needed setting upright, cleaning and repainting.
Four months on and with the support of churchwarden Michael Brook, plans are advancing to mark the centenary of the 1914-1918 war.
Great Yarmouth based monumental mason Colin Smith is to put right the damages time inflicted on the Cornish stone memorial and six villagers have volunteered to each take one of the six names and research their history.
Christine Fisk said: “We hope this research will enable us to locate their relatives and invite them to a rededication Service during Open Churches week in August 2014.
“This will be followed by afternoon tea in the gardens of The Old Rectory by kind invitation of the new owners.
She added: “We would be delighted to hear from anyone who has any personal knowledge of the men who died so this can be included in the Remembrance booklet.”
The names on the stone monument are:
Walter Herbert Webb, aged 25
John William Spooner, aged 39
Hylton Hayward May, aged 22
Frederick W N Barker (HMS Ganges), aged 15
William Eric Postle, aged 26
John Daniel Loades, aged 31
Anyone with information can call Christine Fisk on 01493 700107.