Sto­ries of vil­lage wartime life brought to­gether for book

Burton Mail - - News -

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.

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