Market Deeping Remembers – 1918-2018 Exhibition – @StGsCofE this Sunday.

The exhibition and some of our visitors

Some of the hundreds of visitors to the 2014 exhibition (Photo borrowed from Deepings Heritage)

This Sunday, 11th November 2018, St Guthlac’s Church in Market Deeping is hosting a reprise of the ‘Deepings Remembers’ exhibition.

I am pleased to report that Deepings Heritage (and no doubt others) have facilitated another opportunity to see the Market Deeping posters, dossiers and photographs of those who served in the war.  They were all prepared by the Deepings Remember 1914-18 Group as part of an exhibition in the Community Centre in November 2014. Other items connected with the war, and especially the Armistice and eventual peace, will be on display.

The exhibition was first presented to commemorate the centenery of the outbreak of war in 1914. The organising committee composed volunteers from across the Deepings. Four years ago,  it was fêted by thousands of visitors including one dignatory who rightly claimed the Deepings display was ‘worthy of a city!’

New exhibits include:

  • Information about the 21 men who served, whose names were found in recently discovered Parish Magazines.  You might be related to them as is one recently located local family.
  • Letters from Rector, Canon Ashby written while he served in the trenches – including one written to the children of the Sunday school, featuring “Whiz Bang” the kitten.

The organisers hope you will join in remembering the men and women who served – those who survived and those who never returned to their families and to our community.

(This article has been adapted from a post from the Deepings Heritage WordPress site)

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