The day after Remembrance Sunday Mr Rod Crocker gave a talk to the Christ Church Ladies Group about the research that had been done into the names on our war memorials.

It is so easy to look at a 1st or 2nd World War memorial and only see a collection of names but Mr Crocker brought many of these names alive to us. Much research has been carried out by Rod and John Hinchliffe into the names on both memorials and many have been traced back to their home addresses in the parish.

Much of the war service of these men has been discovered. Several of the men were injured in battle but later succumbed to pneumonia. One had only been married for two weeks when he was killed.

The research is ongoing but booklets on the work so far are available to view at the church.