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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 )

Saturday 12th November
11am - 4pm Exhibition in the Reading Room
                        Brington at War
                        WW1 Overview
                        The Battle of Somme
                        Medical Services in WW1
7.30pm       Literary Evening
                        Alec Morley Diaries

Sunday 13th November

11am - 4pm Exhibition in the Reading Room
                         Selected entries from Brington School logook for the period of WW1
                         Roll of Honour - all those from Bringtons & Nobottle who served in WW1
2.30pm       Descendants' Tea
4pm           Parish Gathering at the War Memorial

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.