To coincide with the conclusion of the Battle of the Somme it was marked by an exhibition and event organised by the Brington History Society. This was over three days starting at 11am on 11th November with the posting of short biographies on the railings surrounding the War Memorial followed by a visit by the Brington School children who placed a cross at the foot of the war memorial for every man from the villages of Little & Great Brington and Nobottle that lost their lives in WW1. The event was officially opened by the 9th Earl Spencer at an evening reception in the Reading Room.
Below is a list of the events and links to the exhibition content and photographs.
Friday 11th November 11am Display of biographies at the War Memorial of the men who lost their lives 1pm Brington School visit, placing crosses and understanding the Exhibition 7pm Opening Reception ( attended by 9th Earl Spencer and the sponsors of the Exhibition )
Photograph Album (with the kind permission and donation by Anne Worle Photography)
We are very grateful to the sponsors of this exhibition (primarily the Heritage Lottery Fund), all those who gave time, effort and financial support in the preparation, all those who volunteered during the three days and the Record Office in helping with the research.
The complete record of this event with all the documents has been donated to the Record Office in Northampton, the Spencer Estate archive, Leicester University and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
A full digital record is available on request from the Contacts page.