World War One Stories from the Gaunless Valley
By Judith Phillips
The Evenwood, Ramshaw and District History Society and the Gaunless Valley History Trust have commissioned a film entitled ‘In the Pink’ produced by Crackin’ Toast to tell stories of local men and their families during the war. The title comes from a letter written to his parents by Private Thomas Henry Dunn who died in December 1916.
A huge amount of research has been done by members of the groups about the 244 local men who did not return from the war and their families. The film is their tribute. It will be shown:
- Thursday 27th September Evenwood Parish Hall at 7.30pm
- Friday 28th September Evenwood Parish Hall at 7.30pm
- Tuesday 16th October Ramshaw Primary School at 4.30pm
- Thursday 18th October Etherley Methodist Church at 7.00pm
- Wednesday 24th October Evenwood WMC at 7.30pm
- Friday 26th October Butterknowle Village Hall at 7.00pm
- Tuesday 30th October Toft Hill Primary School 6.00pm
- Thursday 1st November Cockfield Primary School at 6.00pm
- Thursday 8th November Butterknowle Primary School at 6.00pm
- Sunday 11th November West Auckland Memorial Hall at 1.00pm
- Wednesday 14th November Cornerstone Christian Centre Evenwood at 7.00pm
- Thursday 15th November Evenwood C of E Primary School at 5.00pm
- Friday 23rd November Hamsterley Village Hall at 7.00pm
Screenings are FREE and on a first come first served basis. A small donation to help towards expenses in hiring equipment and venues will be asked at each screening.
A keepsake DVD of the film with an accompanying 100-page softback book will be available to buy at the end of each screening, priced at £5.00.
Members of the groups have been generous in sharing the results of their research with the Museum’s project.