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Picture shows veterans returning at end of war

A painting by artist Bob Evans was unvieled by John Knight chairman of the Nottinghamshire county council culture committee.
L/R: John Knight, Bob Evans, Jim Grundy donator of the painting, David Gargett president of Hucknall RBL.

A painting by artist Bob Evans was unvieled by John Knight chairman of the Nottinghamshire county council culture committee. L/R: John Knight, Bob Evans, Jim Grundy donator of the painting, David Gargett president of Hucknall RBL.

Hucknall Library is proudly displaying a painting specially commissioned and donated to commemorate the start of the Great War.

Hucknall military historian Jim Grundy has commissioned Nottingham artist Bob Evans to produce a painting of a photograph which was taken on 23rd August, 1919 showing the march.

And now it is hanging as a fitting memorial for all to view thanks to the donation to the town’s library from Mr Grundy.

“We are honoured that this painting will be on display at Hucknall Library,” said Coun John Knight, committee chairman for culture at Nottinghamshire County Council. “It will provide a lasting legacy for local people as part of the commemorations of the 100th anniversary since the start of the First World War.”

The oil painting is size A0 and the project has taken Mr Evans, from Old Basford, around four months to produce.

Mr Grundy said: “It’s important to remember that there are no memorials which exist for servicemen who returned from the First World War.

“This artwork will provide the opportunity for all who served in the war for Hucknall, and everyone who made such sacrifices for their country from the town as part of the war effort, to be remembered.”

The photograph which has inspired the new painting shows the parade in Hucknall to commemorate the conclusion of peace of the First World War on 28th June, 1919.

Visitors will be able to see the painting in the South Street library’s local studies’ area.

 

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