This self-financed project actually started back in 1998 when Sally and Stuart Mullins began researching the Brimington men who fought in the First World War. They collected as much information as they could about each man, including photographs and military records. Each and every grave and memorial to them on the Western Front was visited and photographs taken, resulting in a library of over 6000 images. Each July and August wreaths are taken to the Menin Gate, Tyne Cot and Thiepval in remembrance of the Brimington ‘lads’.
The book ‘Brimington Memoral’ was donated to local libraries, archives, the church, council and relatives of the soldiers.
Following Brimington Church’s appeal in August 2014 to commemorate the start of the Great War Centenary, a memorial plaque was displayed in the church each month on the 100th anniversary of a Brimington soldiers death. A small bronze figurine of a ‘Tommy soldier’ head bowed in the classic silent remembrance pose was also donated to be displayed in the church.