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SPRATTON REMEMBERS THE GREAT WAR

On April 25th and 26th 2015 Young Servicemen from Spratton were Remembered

Young men who served one hundred years ago in the First World War were remembered in April 2015 in an event organised by Spratton Local History Society.  Hundreds of people turned out to watch the Great War Society drilling, look at the English Heritage biplane, and listen to lectures on the war in the air by the RAF Museum London, on fashions in 1914-18 by History Wardrobe and on Victoria Cross airman William Rhodes-Moorhouse.

A large marquee held refreshment stands and a large number of stalls showing items from the First World War, books, family history, military history, war gaming and charities. The Vintage Motor Cycle Club arrived with 1914-18 motor cycles and were joined by bikes from the Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club. However, the star exhibit was an SE5 biplane from the First World War kindly loaned by English Heritage. Four different bands played in the marquee throughout the weekend. Spratton Scouts and Northampton Air Cadets helped with the car parking. The event closed with a stunning flypast of a Sopwith Triplane from Sywell Aerodrome.

Donations received at the First World War events of April 2015 were sent to The William Rhodes-Moorhouse VC Charitable Trust, the Soldiers, Sailors and Air Force Association (SSAFA) and Combat Stress.

         Video by Philip Jarvis, photos below courtesy of the Spratton Photography Group
The Poster for the Spratton Remembers the Great War Weekend
Sopwith Triplane flypast
Book Launch: Enid Jarvis (author) with Vernon Creek of the RAF Museum, London
Lecture on William Rhodes-Moorhouse VC
Fashion Show by History Wardrobe
"....who knitted that?"
The Vintage Motor Cycle Club
The Sunbeam and the Vintage Motor Cycle Clubs
Mother & baby of the period
The Great War Society on parade
Field kitchen
A private soldier in uniform
...modern transport
Our uniforms
Spratton Local History Society stand
Bookstall of Spratton Local History Society publications
SE5 Biplane loaned by English Heritage
Closing flypast
   

MEN WHO SERVED

ADNITT
ARCHER
ARTHUR
AUSTIN
BALDERSON
BALDWIN
BATTAMS
BILLING
BLAKESLEY
BLUNDELL
BOWERS
BRANSON
BROWN
BUCKBY
BUSWELL
CAPON
CATTELL
CLARKE
COOKE
COPSON
CRANE
DICKENS
DICKERSON
DUNKLEY
ELDRED
ELSDALE
ERSKINE
FOWLES
FRANKLIN
FRISBY
GAMMAGE
GIST
GOODEN
GOODWIN
GREEN
HAYTER
HIDER
HIGGS
HOBLEY
HODGE(S)
HODSON
HORNE
HUNT
JOHNSON
JUDD
KENCH
KNIGHT
KNIGHTALL
LEATHERLAND
LEESON
LEONARD
LETTS
LIVESEY
MAINS
MANNING
MANNINGHAM-BULLER
MARTIN
MASON
MIDDLETON (WYKES)
NORMAN
PAGE
PASSEY
PATEMAN
PAYNE
PHEASANT
POWELL
REEVE
RHODES-MOORHOUSE
RICHARDSON
SMITH
SNEDKER
SPEECHLEY
STEVENS
TARPLEY
TARRANT
TAYLOR
THORNTON
TIRRELL
TITE
TREDWELL
TURLAND
VINEY
VOKE
WADHAMS
WARD
WARWICKS
WHATTON
WOOD
WYKES
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