The Fallen of Harringworth

An exploration of the eight residents of Harringworth who gave their lives in the service of their country during the Great War.

A illustrated talk on ‘The Fallen of Harringworth’ will be given by Harringworth resident, historian and local Orthodontist, Julian O’Neill on Friday 11th October 2019 at 7.00pm in the splendid setting of St John the Baptist Church Harringworth, followed by Cheese and Wine.  Click here to find out more –

As we are just completing commemorations of the centenary of the First World War; it is important to remember the sacrifices made for our benefit by local people at that time. Eight residents of Harringworth gave their lives in the service of their country during the Great War; seven men and unusually, one woman.

This presentation is based on their stories, as well as archived research from newspapers, censuses and various journeys to the World War I battlefields and cemeteries of Belgium, France and Kenya.

It is an exploration of their lives in Harringworth and on the western front up to the time of their untimely demise. Lest we forget.

The evening in St John the Baptist Church (Seaton Road, Harringworth NN17 3AF) on Friday 11th October will start at 7.00pm, with a glass of wine served on arrival. Tickets are being sold in advance for £12.50 each (to include delicious local Cheeses and a glass of Wine) with proceeds in aid of the Harringworth Appeals Fund. Our famous Harringworth Hamper Raffle Tickets will be on sale, too!

TO BOOK TICKETS

Tickets are available via email at harringworthv@gmail.com, calling or messaging Debbie Waterworth on 07502 252140, or through a link on the Harringworth Village Website.

BIOGRAPHY

 Julian O’Neill is a Consultant Orthodontist, working at Kettering General Hospital. He is originally from Northern Ireland, but did his postgraduate training in London and Oxford before coming with his family to live in Harringworth around 26 years ago.

He and his wife Lizzie have an ongoing interest in First World War history and have made a number of visits to the battlefields, cemeteries and memorials in Belgium and Northern France.

The project started in 2014 with Lizzie initially researching the backgrounds of our eight fallen of Harringworth. This presentation is a culmination of their travels and additional research carried out by our village historian, Sarah Chambers.

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