The main item we have been planning in September and October is a talk, following our research into the lives and military service of some of Cowling’s WW1 casualties.
We are pleased that Cowling Companions are hosting the talk on Wednesday 7th November at 2.00pm. As with all their talks, it is open to all, not just members. The entrance fee is £3 and the venue is Cowling Village Hall. The talk will include:
A list of Cowling men who died serving in WW1, home living conditions in 1918, roles of women in WW1, and an acknowledgement of the men who survived. There will be detailed information regarding four casualties with interesting and diverse stories to tell. This will include their life pre war, their military career and where they’re buried or commemorated. There will be WW1 songs to join in and some WW1 humour.
These last two are to lighten the mood of a story of young people and their loss.
Another issue we have been involved in during this time is recording old documents from Bawsedge Farm for our archive.