Mansfield remembers


The lights went out across the country on Monday night as a mark of respect for those killed in World War One.

Mansfield fell silent to mark the 100th anniversary of World War One and remember the 11,000 Nottinghamshire men who paid with their lives.

Members of the Royal British Legion, cadets, guides and scouts paraded before a commemoration service on Sunday at All Saint’s Church in Clipstone.

People can learn about the lives of Ashfield’s local heroes who won Gallantry Medals during the war thisSaturday in Sutton-in-Ashfield Library, Idlewells Precinct.

The talk will be given by local author and historian Lynn Weston and it starts at 11am.

The following Saturday, on August 16th, at Sutton Library, you can find out how to search for a World War One soldier, including those who survived as well as those who didn’t. You can also take a virtual trip to Ypres and other notable places in a presentation by local historian Karen Holloway entitled ‘Trent to Trenches - Searching for Soldiers’.

At Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery there is the Trent to Trenches exhibition: The People of Nottinghamshire and the Great War, 1914-1918.