Marching off to war

Despite torrential rain, a good number of intrepid Flintham villagers turned out to see the Newark to Radcliffe march pass through Flintham on Sunday 10th August 2014.  The march was organised to commemorate the WW1 recruitment rally and march that took place exactly 100 years ago, along the same route.  In 1914 the volunteers marched the following day to a training camp in Derby before being posted overseas.  More details can be found on the website www.thegreatmarchnewark.co.uk/

Walkers in 2014 included military personnel as well as local councillors and other members of the public keen to be part of the centennial celebrations.  The Flintham scout group offered the use of their field as a resting place along the way, and pupils from Flintham Primary School had prepared bunting as part of their WW1 day activities.

War March - Flintham Rest PlacePictured are museum volunteers Sue Clayton, Lin O’Neill and Sue Daly, who liaised with the organisers to set up and man the water station.  Plenty of water everywhere!