Stories of village wartime life brought together for book
THE stories of First World War heroes from Winshill have been brought together for a new book.
Winshill Parish Council has produced a booklet after asking residents to share their stories of people who were directly involved in the conflict and those who at home during the war.
The booklet includes the stories of more recent residents and communities, whose families’ experiences of war may have been very different to those living in Winshill at the time.
The new booklet, entitled ‘When Winshill Went to War,’ has now been completed and has gone to the printers.
A total of 500 copies will be printed, ready for the Peace Wood closing ceremony, in Mill Hill Lane, on Saturday, November 17.
There will be a suggested £2 donation for the booklet and any money made can then be used for future projects in the Peace Wood.
A website to accompany the booklet is in the process of being created and will have the same name as the book.
In preparation for the closing ceremony of Peace Wood, a drama project with Tower View School and the Brewhouse has now started rehearsals.
The show will be performed at the Brewhouse on Thursday, November 22, at 1.45pm and at 7pm.
Preparations for the closing ceremony are almost complete but organisers said they will need help on the day. Anyone who can donate some time is asked to meet at the Peace Wood at 9am on November 17.