Barlborough puts on a fantastic weekend to remember WW1 heroes

North Derbyshire Victoria Cross winner Fred Greaves.
North Derbyshire Victoria Cross winner Fred Greaves.

A World War One Barlborough Heroes weekend with a remembrance service is being held to commemorate 100 years since the start of the conflict.

The two day festival, from 11am to 4pm, on August 2 and 3, will have many free activities. These include theatrical performances of After the Flags on both days from midday and a children’s short performance titled The Christmas Truce.

A cinema marquee will stream WW1 films and documentaries. Barlborough Heritage’s research will be presented in a marquee.

There will also be an old fashioned Punch and Judy show, traditional children’s games, a WW1 trench exhibit, a wash day exhibit, a memorial and an old tea room, sweet shop and wartime sing-a-long. Professor Brian Stone will be giving a talks, Author Steve Morse will be signing his book about The Sherwood Foresters.

One of Barlborough’s well remembered heroes was Victoria Cross recipient Fred Greaves, pictured, who once lived in the village and survived the war.

What are you doing to mark the centenary in and around August? Let us know at or and (01246) 504524.