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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Does anyone recognise these faces?


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As part of the ceremony of unveiling the new statue, will be a commemorative booklet, which records the names and photos of all the fallen from Mytholmroyd. The booklet, complied by Jade Smith, is based on an idea by Annie Greenwood who between 1914 and 1918 cut from the Hebden Bridge Times pictures of the men she knew who had gone to war and then stuck them in an exercise book. Said Jade, “I felt very humbled by the dedication shown by Mrs Greenwood and wanted to honour that piece of personal yet social history by making something similar available to the village.”

Royd Regeneration has also teamed up with Pennine Horizons who have many un-named photographs of soldiers and nurses who went to war. “It would be a great help to us if we could get members of the public to identify people in these photos” said Frank Woolrych. “Our thanks go to Royd Regeneration for letting us share the event,” he added.

Cllr Christine Bampton Smith added “the memorial gardens are a real asset to Mytholmroyd, it is lovely to see people sitting in them enjoying the sun. Finally we have a new head to be proud of.”

If anyone has any information, could they please email Frank Woolrych or phone 07860 164422.

See also:

HebWeb news: Mytholmroyd memorial statue ceremony - The people of Mytholmroyd are being invited by Royd Regeneration and Calderdale council to a grand dedication ceremony where the new head to the memorial statue will be unveiled.



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