Village remembers the war

PUBLISHED: 11:00 29 July 2014




TRIBUTES and commemorative events are taking place across the country this year, with groups and communities of all shapes and sizes paying their respects.

One such event is taking place in Hutton, and has been organised by the village branch of the Royal British Legion.

Branch chairman Brian Cooper said: “We want to remember. 
We want to honour the courage and bravery of all those who fought.

“Hutton now is very different from the village which would have sent every able-bodied young man to fight.

“In fact, 35 men from here went to war — unfortunately some did not return and we shall be remembering those.”

A World War One exhibition is being held with reading, songs and collections of memorabilia on display.

This will include postcards, letters, photographs and other personal items being shown by their descendants.

Those who lost their lives, five from Hutton and one from neighbouring Locking, are now also remembered in the village hall’s legion room on the wall of remembrance.

If you have something to add to the growing collection, contact Mr Cooper on 01934 814851.

The exhibition will be held at the village hall in Main Road on Saturday from 10am to noon with free entry.

A service of commemoration will also be held in St Mary’s Church in Church Lane on Sunday at 6pm.

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