The villages remember – WW1 commemorations

Thanks to everyone who came along to the village WW1 Armistice Day Commemoration Event on Sunday 11 November.

Our ‘Tommy’ and the WW1 exhibition of our brave soldiers is now on display at the Village Store and Cafe, and will be available to view until the end of November.

You can see pictures from the event on our Facebook Gallery. You don’t need a Facebook account to view these.

We’d also like the thank the following people who made the event possible.

  • The organisers Jane Smith, Joanne Leaning, Pete Bowman and Rich Guilford
  • Carolynn Southcombe, Ashley Scott and the children of Cottingham School for the crafts, artwork and candle jars
  • Jan Robertson for the WW1 memorabilia, courtesy of Kettering Museum
  • Sarah Brant, Lyn Carson and Sue Aspinall for making and displaying the favours
  • Jane Smith for publicity and producing the exhibition on Cottingham and Middleton’s soldiers
  • Claire Johnson and Ultima Displays of Corby for their generosity in donating exhibition boards for today’s event
  • Pete Bowman for designing, and Rich Guilford and King Trailers for producing, our striking metal Tommy figures
  • Chris and George West Robinson for making the ‘soldier and bride’ photo board
  • Clive Ashworth and Noel Rogers for reading the roll call and Ode of Remembrance
  • Joanne Leaning and Pete Bowman for making the cakes and soup
  • Audrey Ashworth, Anne Davison and friends for organising the teas and coffees
  • Valley Voice, The Welland Valley Pals, Alright JACK and Neil Campbell for our musical entertainment
  • Our cornet player Keith Britcliffe of the Black Dyke Band
  • Chris Blenkarn from and Paul Goult from Corby Borough Council, who have given us much of the information for today
  • The Village Hall Management Committee for the free use of the Village Hall Annex