Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 18°C

Search

Needham Market: Town book to list all on war memorial as First World War commemorations continue

06:00 29 July 2014

First World War recruitment

First World War recruitment

Submitted

A book of remembrance which honours the servicemen named on a town’s war memorial has been published.

The Needham Market book of remembrance, called Needham Market Remembers, is to form the centrepiece of a number of activities in the town to mark and reflect upon the consequences of the outbreak of the First World War.

Winifred Price, a researcher from the area, has – with the assistance of the town’s Royal British Legion branch – produced the work.

It contains a brief biography of every serviceman listed on the town’s war memorial, together with some comments on the social conditions in the area during the Great War.

A spokesman for the town’s Royal British Legion branch said: “The book was funded by the town council and local charities and was printed by Gipping Press who also advised on design of the publication.

“A copy of the book will be presented to St John’s, the parish church during a Service of Commemoration to be held at 3pm on Saturday and will be on display in the church thereafter.

“Music of the era will figure strongly in the other activities planned to mark the remembrance.”

The Needham Market Institute is holding a Remembrance Singalong on August 24, starting at 2.15pm. Tickets are £2.50 and include tea and cake.

The book is available for purchase from John Daye Bookshop, Elton House newsagents and the town’s library, for £5. Proceeds will be donated to the Poppy Appeal.

Across Suffolk and north Essex there will be events to mark the “Lights Out” event, which also forms part of this year’s First World War centenary commemorations.

Everyone in the UK is invited to turn off their lights from 10-11pm on August 4 but to leave on a single light or candle for a moment of reflection.

The inspiration for the event comes from the famous remark made by the then foreign secretary, Sir Edward Grey.

He said: “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime”.

Britain declared war on Germany at 11pm on August 4, 1914.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

An Abellio Greater Anglia train

Engineering work is taking place on the rail line between Norwich and Ipswich today.

Stock pic

A multi-car crash at the busy Yarmouth Road/London Road junction caused severe delays in Ipswich today (August 26).

Neil Farrow, organiser of the Ipswich Gin Festival

Ipswich is set to get its own gin festival next year, with dozens of food and drink companies set to get on board.

Clacton Air Show 2016 final day

Day two of the Clacton Airshow provided perfect conditions for flying off the beach – and allowed more than 100,000 visitors to watch the full display.

Ben Gummer at his desk in the Cabinet Office. Photo: Robert Thom

In the final part of five three-minute interviews, Ipswich MP Ben Gummer explains why he enjoys being the town’s representative in parliament.

Police stock image

Three men have been arrested as part of proactive work to tackle the supply of drugs in the Leiston area.

Arrests made

Police are appealing for witnesses following two burglaries in Ipswich in the early hours of this morning.

Overhead view of the proposed Hill Gallop

A major investment in Newmarket horseracing has been unveiled as a five-year project gets closer to the finishing post.

Henry Dunham and Sam Crimp at the top of the Transfagarasan highway in Transylvania.

Two Suffolk adventurers who are walking to Nepal in tribute to a young mother-of-two who died from a brain tumour are currently making their way through Romania.

Arson at farm in Wherstead

Police are hunting an arsonist after tractors and farm equipment were destroyed in a fire on the outskirts of Ipswich.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24