Category Archives: Claxton and the First World War

Pages to record any contributions from Claxton residents about the First World War.

The Armistice Centenary in Claxton

The Parish Council, with support from the Claxton Pits Trust, will be holding an event on the evening of Sunday 11 November 2018 to mark 100 years since the last shots were fired in the Great War (1914-18).  The flyer … Continue reading

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Plaque inside the entrance to St Andrew’s Church commemorating those from the village who fell during the First World War

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Warhorses – A Personal Reflection

Everyone will recognise the location of the photograph below as Church Plain in Loddon. It was found in Loddon Pharmacy in the 1980s when my husband, David, was the pharmacist there.  It was obviously taken from an upstairs window of … Continue reading

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World War One Stories: Georgiana Phyllis Maud Martin, 1889 – 1979

As we remember the Great War 1914-1918 and commemorate D-Day on 6th June 1944, the following narrative is a brief account of the impact WW1 had on my grandmother Georgiana Phyllis Maud Martin. Fortunately for us, gran was a keen … Continue reading

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