Year 2014 begins raising national awareness over the next four years behind the sacrifices so many made.
This presents best time to request your help in offering full honoured remembrance to any related ancestors named in our Huthwaite Online War Memorial. Some are now well featured through family knowledge and shared memorabilia, and local research has also added several other worthy names to the Huthwaite Roll of Honour. A few on the official listing are sadly not however, readily identifiable from available war records or local press.
Missing three are Baguley, Riley and Ryder. Sharing common British surnames plus initials, next of kin are not always offered, but addresses elsewhere may reflect relocations. Can you recognise relations?
The history behind a Huthwaite CWS hosiery factory is at long last becoming presented. It has discovered some amazing facts such as once employing above 1,500, plus a superb architects sketch of the original building. Would love to hear from anyone with memories or photos of working there, or in later takeovers.
Written 2000 Revised 2014 with continuing updates © by Gary Elliott