Greetham  Website Group

The Great War

Greetham and the Great War

Did you know 11 Greetham men died as sa result of the First World War? Lots more happened too, and we are gathering some fascinating stories about them and many others for our new book, which we intend to launch on the afternoon of Sunday 7thSeptember 2014 as part of our ‘Greetham’s Great War Heroes’ Village History Walk. We hope a good crowd will join us for the walk – more details to follow in forthcoming newsletters and on the Greetham in Rutland website.

Meanwhile, we would really like it if we could get 5 more stories from people who live in Greetham now. You don’t have to have lived here for ages or have had any connections with the village previously – in fact you might have just moved in! We have stories from England, Ireland and Scotland – a Welsh one would be nice! We want a story about your ancestor – male or female – and their experience of the 1914-18 war, plus a period photo of them and any precious memento of the time. We will then scan and photo you and your artefacts, write up the story, check it back with you, and it will appear in the book. We must have the stories by 30th April 2014 to be able to meet our deadlines. We have access to some good research sources so we might also be able to find some more detailed information about your ancestor for you.

Please contact us ongreethamww1@gmail.com, or call us direct: David Bland on 01572-812608 or Paul Bland on 01572-812925. Or drop by to either 22 or22A Main Street to have a chat with us.

David Bland and Paul Bland