© Slater4 Ltd and Avening Parish Council 2017
World War 1 Events in Avening
World War 1 Commemoration Events Supported by Avening Parish Council
Avening Angels  WW1 Concert
Songs, Poems, & Memorabilia Avening Angels will be hosting an evening of songs from the era on 21st June, featuringAvening Silver Band, the Two Jims, Avening School, Avening WI, and many more 6.30pm Memorial Hall (see below). Saturday June 21st 2014 Contact: Mandy Slater Mandys@talktalk.net
Avening Parish Council WW1 Event
An Illustrated History An illustrated history on the causes and events of WW1 by expert Peter Spowage along with an exhibition of Art in the trenches 7pm Memorial Hall (see below) Friday June 27th 2014 Contact: Click Mitchell  clickmitchell@aol.com
Avening in the First World War: As in every community in 1914, August the 4th of that year proved to be the opening of doors never previously experienced. Those Avening villagers immediately affected were (1) those few who were already serving in the Army or Navy, (2) members of the local Militia (the Territorials of the day) and (3) those on The Reserve who had recently served in the Army but had completed their initial service and could be called on if necessary. It became clear that those sent to France from these groups were vastly outnumbered and Kitchener’s New Army was formed (“Your Country Needs You”), trained and sent to Europe or the Middle East. Even these proved to be insufficient in number and in 1916, conscription was introduced. The village lost 42 men overall, the first in November 1914 and the last “of wounds” in 1923.  These are recorded on our Roll of Honour. We know very little of the other Villagers who were involved and were fortunate enough to return unscathed nor do we know how many were wounded, either severely and “walking”. That latter number must have been at least 100.    The hunt is one for those names and if our anniversary events trigger memories of Avening’s wounded, please let us know
© Slater4 Ltd and Avening Parish Council 2017
World War 1 Events in Avening
World War 1 Commemoration Events Supported by Avening Parish Council
Avening Angels  WW1 Concert
Songs, Poems, & Memorabilia Avening Angels will be hosting an evening of songs from the era on 21st June, featuringAvening Silver Band, the Two Jims, Avening School, Avening WI, and many more 6.30pm Memorial Hall (see below). Saturday June 21st 2014 Contact: Mandy Slater Mandys@talktalk.net
Avening Parish Council WW1 Event
An Illustrated History An illustrated history on the causes and events of WW1 by expert Peter Spowage along with an exhibition of Art in the trenches 7pm Memorial Hall (see below) Friday June 27th 2014 Contact: Click Mitchell  clickmitchell@aol.com
Avening in the First World War: As in every community in 1914, August the 4th of that year proved to be the opening of doors never previously experienced. Those Avening villagers immediately affected were (1) those few who were already serving in the Army or Navy, (2) members of the local Militia (the Territorials of the day) and (3) those on The Reserve who had recently served in the Army but had completed their initial service and could be called on if necessary. It became clear that those sent to France from these groups were vastly outnumbered and Kitchener’s New Army was formed (“Your Country Needs You”), trained and sent to Europe or the Middle East. Even these proved to be insufficient in number and in 1916, conscription was introduced. The village lost 42 men overall, the first in November 1914 and the last “of wounds” in 1923.  These are recorded on our Roll of Honour. We know very little of the other Villagers who were involved and were fortunate enough to return unscathed nor do we know how many were wounded, either severely and “walking”. That latter number must have been at least 100.    The hunt is one for those names and if our anniversary events trigger memories of Avening’s wounded, please let us know