Commemoration Day

Laxfield and District Museum is holding a Commemoration Day in remembrance of those who fell or were damaged in any way by The Great War.

We shall host a period re-enactment group from Stradbroke. There will be a static field dressing station, a field kitchen, depictions of period activities, children's games and displays of medals and citations.

This will take place on Saturday, 3 May 2014, from about 12:00 (time to be confirmed) at Laxfield School. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes.

The day will end with a parade by Royal British Legion members, senior representatives of the Armed Services, and representatives of surrounding Parish Councils. The parade will be from Laxfield School to the War Memorial, where the names of the fallen will be read.

As part of the display we are researching the histories of the names on memorials in all parishes bordering Laxfield, including Badingham. If anyone is able to provide information, perhaps relatives of those who fell in The Great War, local historians or the Parish Council, then it would be greatly appreciated. The archive for all villages will be displayed in the museum during the summer and a copy of its own archive will be given to each village. We are, of course, happy to share information with anyone who would like a copy. Please email Barry Cable or telephone 01986 798295 with information.

It would be a great help also to have more general information about The Great War. Do you perhaps have a photo of Grandfather in uniform or a letter from The Front?

Barry Cable
Trustee, Laxfield and District Museum

By Barry Cable on January 5th, 2014