Brian Day from Menheniot in Cornwall would agree with 17th century poet, Andrew Marvell, that there is little to beat ‘a green thought in a green shade’.
How well the skilful gardener drew
Of Flowers and herbs this dial new,
‘So you want to be a rock ‘n’roll star
Then listen now to what I say
Just get an electric guitar
And take some time and learn how to play
And when you hair’s combed right and your pants fit tight
It’s gonna be all right.’
The final total from the Help For Heroes fund-raising dinner at the Bay of Bengal restaurant on 16th September, 2014 has been announced:
£746 was raised for the charity.
After the event, attended by 41 people, delighted Project Director Helen Clark said ‘This is a wonderful testimony to the generosity of local people and to the fact that they honour all our heroes – of today and days gone by. We look forward to hosting another event next year.‘
World War One occasioned the highest number of fatalities in military history, culling an entire generation; sometimes within weeks of arrival at the front.
Back home, photographs of sons, husbands and fathers; never to be wearied by age (or tested by life) shadowed successive generations … until time took its toll:
The Unexamined Lives video, filmed on a lovely summer day in June 2014, explains some of the research work undertaken by the Unexamined Lives project in the village of Borrowash in southern Derbyshire.
The Help For Heroes fund-raising dinner at the Bay of Bengal restaurant on 16th September, 2014 raised £698.00 for the charity.
Walter Sidney Day was born in the summer of 1887 in Grendon, Warwickshire
His parents were Thomas William & Lizzie Day. His father was a farm Labourer and Waggoner from Gloucestershire whilst his mother Lizzie was from Derby. They married in 1884, possibly in Derby.
The photo gallery below shows you what the members of the O&BHAS Committee look like!
In 1980, Mary Hodges who knew just about everybody in Borrowash and had a longstanding connection with St Stephen’s was asked to organise an exhibition for the centenary of her church.
Thirty four years later, Mary found herself sitting at a table in Gordon Road, helping to plan commemorative activities for another milestone in the history of a village that has been her home for the past 52 years: the outbreak of the First World War.