The Barlborough Heritage and Resource Centre received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for their project ‘Barlborough Heroes’ focusing on the men of Barlborough who fought and died during the First World War. Identifying those who served, their lives, families and stories were collated into a specially designed leather bound manuscript book and displayed in the Heritage Centre. The research was also published as a book and DVD, both available for sale.
Over the weekend of 2 and 3 August 2014 the group held a World War One Barlborough Heroes festival. Free activities included theatrical performances of After the Flags ; a children’s short performance titled The Christmas Truce; a showing WW1 films and documentaries; 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. During the weekend the Remembrance Book was presented to Hazel Greaves, daughter of Fred Greaves, who was awarded the Victoria Cross Trophy.