VIDEO: Skegby First World War event looks back 100 years

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A special event held in Skegby at the weekend gave residents the chance to find out more about what life was like 100 years ago when the First World War broke out.

The Methodist Church and Anchor Centre played host to a commemorative day held to mark the centenary of the start of the war and gave people a taste of different aspects of life at that time.

Organised by Skegby resident and war historian Karen Holloway, the event included a presentation on local soldiers who fought in the war, a sing-a-long of war songs and a touching performance of The Last Post by a piper and bugler.

Said Karen: “The Last Post ceremony was absolutely beautiful and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house.”

The day was well supported by villagers, with people of all ages attending and enjoying the range of war-related activities on offer, which also included crafts, displays put together by Skegby schoolchildren and a comedy sketch.

Karen added: “The local community really got behind it - everybody chipped in and the Methodist Church really helped.

“The reaction has been brilliant so a big thank you to everybody who helped out.”




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