Edith Cavell illustrated talk

Wednesday 7th November, 7pm at All Saints' Church, Wood Norton

As a precursor to our weekend of commemoration, we are delighted to welcome Nick Miller, author of the book, Edith Cavell: A Forgotten Heroine.

Nick will give an illustrated talk on the life and work of the Norfolk nurse for whom patriotism was 'not enough'. The talk will be followed by light refreshments.

There is no charge for this event, but as space is limited and for catering purposes, please contact Jenny Marchant 01362 684101 or jenny.marchant7@btinternet.com to reserve a place.

 

Nick would be interested to know if anyone has old family diaries from around the 12 October 1915 (Edith Cavell’s execution), the 12 October 1918 (unveiling of her statue in Tombland, Norwich), or the 15 May 1919 (her return to Norwich), which refer to these events, or record their attendance at the latter events. If you do have any information, then please contact Nick Miller enquiry@edithcavell.org.uk.

The exhibition on the servicemen will open at 11am on Saturday 10 November in the church. We have also managed to secure four perspex seated soldier silhouettes which will be placed in the church, as part of the 'There But Not There' commemorations. Do come along and have a look at these evocative tributes to the WW1 servicemen.

We would like your help - do you know if any of our WW1 servicemen, or their families, lived in your house? We are aiming to provide a WW1 trail and map to show where these men lived, and place some information outside the relevant houses during the Remembrance week.

Do let us know if you have any information we can share. Was a member of your family involved in WW1? We would like to remember not just the men who served and died, but the women and children who played a pivotal role in the war effort.

There will be a timeline in the Village Hall where you can place a commemoration or dedication to a member of your family who were involved on the home front, served, or were killed in WW1. We would also like to explore establishing a commemorative book, as a permanent record of these dedications.


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