WW1 Commemoration events
7.30pm on Wednesday 4th June 2014 at Highroyds Memorial Chapel
2. Minutes of Monday 14th April 2014
3. Matters arising:
a. The Follow the Fleece music theatre company on Sat. October 11 are bringing a new show to St. John’s: 1914 – Over by Christmas, which will include some Menston local history, including the Belgian refugee camps around the village and at High Royds, and allusions to the Rev. Sam Hall, a young Vicar of Menston in the 1880s, responsible for the impetus behind the building of the north aisle and the organ chamber, who at the age of 65 was a chaplain in the trenches as a member of the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
b. Wilfred Jennings Memorial Stone in Churchyard
c. Butterfield family – progress with contact
d. Visit to War Graves by bus – see report from Alan and Judith.(If the cost was £500 say in full or £200 deposit on booking needed by end of July for next year, then £150 by Dec 31st and £150 4 weeks before departure).
e. Themed walk around the village
f. Questionnaire for school children
g. Map identifying the homes in Menston of the 363 men and 18 nurses who served and the 50 Fallen Heroes.
h. Lighting of War Memorial
i. Film Shows
j. Care Club, Young People and Primary School
k. Window displays and involvement with Menston Business association (MBA)
l. Memorabilia and Artefacts
n. Other nationalities and campaigns – by email: “No mention of Gallipoli – my grandfather died on the first landing – 25th April 1915”.
o. Application for funds to Heritage Lottery, (we can apply annually) so say:
Cleaning and repair of the local WW1 graves £u
Staging of WW1 based Dramas £v
Involvement of Children and Young People £w
Lighting of Memorial £x
Contribution of cost of visit to War Graves £y
Printing and publicity £z
Any other business
Time and date and venue of next meeting