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Host of events to commemorate WW1 100th on the coast

One of ideas to commemorate WW1 on the coast includes the renovation of the war memorial in Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea.

One of ideas to commemorate WW1 on the coast includes the renovation of the war memorial in Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea.

To commemorate the centenary of World War One, a range of events, leading up to and surrounding this mile-stone in history, are set to take place on the coast.

A WW1 working party comprising of Coun Helen Parkhurst, Coun Keith Pinion, Tony Barker, George Prideaux and Steffy Carruthers has been formed to organise the events.

They will be working alongside Mablethorpe 
Royal British Legion, Mablethorpe Town Council and the communities of Mablethorpe Sutton on Sea and Trusthorpe.

Coun Helen Parkhurst said: “A number of events to commemorate the centenary of WW1 will be taking place and we just want to make people aware at this stage that yes, things are being organised and a diary of events for this year, to let you know what will be happening will be released very soon.

“But it doesn’t just stop there, this project will be run in our local areas over the next four years.”

Some of the events that are in the pipeline to mark this time in history include the renovation of the war memorial in both Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea, to provide World War One displays in Mablethorpe Library, Mablethorpe Community Hall, Trusthorpe Village Hall and The Meridale Centre in Sutton on Sea.

Although a lot of artefacts for the displays have been collected already, if anyone has items from World War One that the working party can borrow for their display, it would be greatly welcomed.

They can contact Coun Helen Parkhurst by calling 01507 441364.

There will also be a Christmas football match, a number of special commemorative services and a number of school visits to the displays to help improve pupils education of this period in time.

District and County Councillors have also given money from their community grants to help with the commemoration.

There are also plans to 
have a candle lit vigil that would proceed Mablethorpe and end at the town’s war memorial.

Plus the working group are hoping to set up new lighting for the war memorials, using spot lights.

Look out for all these event details in more depth in the coming weeks with the Mablethorpe Leader.

 

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