The first meeting of a new local history group, which will contribute to commemoration of local lives lost in the Great War, is on Thursday 21st November at 6pm in the Church Room, Misterton.
Lest We Forget, Misterton and West Stockwith in The Great War, has received £9,000 funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The project is led by local historian, David Seymour; the successful bid was backed by Misterton Area Partnership (MAP). Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, the project will focus on local men (and unusually, one woman) whose names are listed on the war memorials outside All Saints’ Church in Misterton and inside St Mary’s Church in West Stockwith. Anyone who wants to be involved in this project, or who has information or photographs they think are relevant, is asked to make contact with David Seymour via phone or text on 07952 544604, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
At Misterton Bowls Club’s annual awards evening, Misterton’s very own Spice Girls - Christine Green, Hazel Duffner, and Pat Harriman - won the top prize, the Pat Casson Trophy, for the best-performing rink of the season. It was shared with Pete’s Pirates – Peter Kent, Jim Harlow, and Malcolm Moody. At the Bowls Club presentation evening in East Stockwith trophies, and gold and silver medals were presented to: Allcock Trophy (Champion Gent): winner - John Hunt; runner-up - Mel Blacknell. Townsley Trophy (Champion Lady): winner - Hazel Duffner; runner-up - Dorothy Moyes. Lumsdale Trophy (Open Champion): winner - Mel Blacknell; runner-up - John Hunt. Freebury Trophy (Champion Pairs): winners - Mel Blacknell and John Hunt; runners-up - Freda Allsopp and Brian Alvy. Pat Casson Trophy (best-performing rink of the season): joint winners - The Spice Girls and Pete’s Pirates. The evening ended with a fun quiz, won by Chris and Mel Blacknell, Marion and Danny Ferry. Finishing off what was a very enjoyable season, new members will be made most welcome. Anyone interested in taking up the game of bowls, contact Malcolm on 890340.