The weekend began with WW1 commemorative events; a local history exhibition at St Andrew’s Church and a festival at the Methodist Chapel featuring a concert and a memorial service.
Jools Holland and Mel C performed a sell out concert at the Roundhouse where volunteers had been working throughout Friday night to set up the stage.
Hollingwood Residents Association were helping out at the Chesterfield Marathon.
Contact any of the groups if you would like to be a volunteer and help to make the area even better.
Barrow Hill Primary School had a sneak preview of this weekend’s WW1 local history exhibition at St Andrew’s Church. One of them discovered that she lives in a house where a casualty had once lived and another found information about her great grandfather who was killed in WW2.
The exhibition will be open on Saturday 13th September from 10am – 4pm and reveals the stories of the local men behind the names on the memorials. Displays include Staveley Works Veterans, Boys at War, The Railwaymen, Sherwood Foresters and many more. Exhibits include Medal collections and Regimental Cap Badges. Bring along your family medals and other WW1 items for our “experts” to see.
The following Hollingwood roads will be closed for re-surfacing work from 22nd September to 3rd October 2014 between 7pm and 6am each night.
A619 Chesterfield Road (Ringwood) between Private Drive and Troughbrook Road.
Station Road, Hollingwood from its junction with Troughbrook Road for 25 metres
Hollingwood Crescent will be one way from the Private Drive junction to Troughbrook Road
Vincent Evans was the first local casualty of WW1. Born on the Long Row at Barrow Hill, he served with the 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards in France and was killed in action at Villers Cotterets.
Read his story here