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19 October 2018 WFRA NEWSLETTER Volume 9 Issue 41
001 WFRA CONSTITUTION AND BYE-LAWS
At the WFRA AGM held on Saturday 13 October 2018 at Lichfield Social Club the Members approved the updated Constitution and Bye-Laws. Copies of these will be held by Branch Secretaries or can be seen online here (http://stand-firm-strike-hard.org.uk/index.php/constitution)
002 FORESTERS LOTTERY RESULTS - AUGUST-SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2018
The Foresters Lottery winners for;
1st Prize £30 Mr J W Edwardes
2nd Prize £20 Mr D Chatterley
3rd Prize £10 Mrs J Leverton
1st Prize £30 Brigadier S Banton
2nd Prize £20 Mr A Bradley
3rd Prize £10 Mrs J S Edwardes
1st Prize £30 Mr R Spyby
2nd Prize £20 Mrs C Sneath
3rd Prize £10 Long Eaton Branch WFRA
Congratulations to all.
Want to join for a chance to support one of the museums and win? Then send us a cheque for a ticket which costs just £24 for the year, this is payable in advance either by cheque (made payable to The Museum of the Mercian Regiment (WFR Collection) or preferably by bank Standing Order. Those electing to pay by Standing Order are asked to complete a form (https://stand-firm-strike-hard.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4c7231a22ca068da8b120a4d4&id=cb1ae4ac48&e=a0ee125a59) and return it direct to the Curator. All profits go to the Museum of the Mercian Regiment (Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Collection). The lists of winners will be published on the WFRA Newsletter and contacted by the museum. The prize money can be collected from the Museum Office or will be sent by post. All members and supporters of the Mercian Regiment are eligible to take part with the exception of anyone involved in the organisation and administration of the lottery including RHQ Nottingham
staff and their families. Tickets can be purchased by any eligible individual over the age of 16. Tickets may also be purchased by a collective i.e. an Association Branch. There is no limit on the number of tickets an individual or a collective may hold. Please annotate on the joining form (https://stand-firm-strike-hard.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4c7231a22ca068da8b120a4d4&id=f2c839063a&e=a0ee125a59) how many tickets you wish to purchase. To be entered in the draw, please return the form which can be downloaded here (https://stand-firm-strike-hard.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4c7231a22ca068da8b120a4d4&id=9967086d53&e=a0ee125a59) , including it with a Standing Order Form or a cheque and send to:
Museum of the Mercian Regiment (WFR Collection)
Nottingham NG9 5HA
003 MUSEUM OF THE MERCIAN REGIMENT (WFR COLLECTION) WW1 EXHIBITION
Our Exhibition, Remembering WW1, is still in Mansfield Museum until November 24^th and on 15^th December the Exhibition opens at Chesterfield Museum. Details here (http://www.stand-firm-strike-hard.org.uk/index.php/news)
004 BEACON LIGHTING AT CRICH – SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2018
At 1900 hours the Beacon at the Crich Stand will be lit in remembrance of the end of the Great War. All are welcome to attend to watch the lighting and listen to the church bells being rung at the same time.
005 REDDITCH FREEDOM PARADE – WEDNESDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2018
The Mercian Regiment will be exercising their Freedom to the town of Redditch and 1 Mercian will be parading on Wednesday 28 November 2018. Step off is at 1200 hours, noon followed by a church service in St Stephen’s Church. All association members and Standard Bearers are welcome. More details will follow closer to the event.
006 EXHIBITION: DERBY FROM WAR TO PEACE
This exhibition explores the contribution Derby made to the First World War during its closing months and the impact on the town in the immediate years after the Armistice on 11 November 1918. Using stories, objects and images from Derby Museums’ collections, it examines how the War helped change attitudes towards the role of women, and influenced the hopes and expectations for employment, housing and medical care. We look at how Derby’s industries adapted to challenging economic circumstances in post-War Britain. Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn how the signing of the Peace Treaty was celebrated in 1919, how Derby commemorated the sacrifices of her War dead and how Derby tried to support servicemen and women who came home. On display will be the Jacob Rivers (Sherwood Foresters) VC. The free exhibition is in Derby Museum and Art Gallery and is open from Saturday 20 October – Sunday 20 January 2019.
007 COMBAT STRESS HELPLINE
The Combat Stress helpline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Veterans and their families can call 0800 138 1619. Serving personnel and their families can call 0800 323 4444. You can also text on 07537 404719 and email email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) . Standard charges may apply for texts, please check with your provider. For further details visit www.combatstress.org.uk/helpline
008 UNSUNG HEROES OF WW1 - WOMEN, SUFFRAGE AND THE SALONIKA CAMPAIGN
Following on from the success of Rising to the Challenge - Women in a World at War, six short films will be shown on Friday 26^th October 2018 at St Helen’s Church, High Street, Worcester Between 12 and 1pm the films “Silk, Satin and Suffrage”, “The Devil’s Porridge in Gretna” (women in munition factories) and “The SalonikaCampaign” (often referred to as the ‘forgotten campaign’) will be shown. Between 1 and 2pm there will be a re-run of the highly successful “Rising to the Challenge – Women in a World at War” event when the 3 short films “Deeds not Words:The Suffragette Surgeons of WW1”, “Nurses in WW1” and “The War Women of England: Land Workers” will be shown again.
The films will be screened on Friday 26th Oct 2018, at St Helen’s Church, High St, Worcester. Each film is approximately 10-12 minutes long. Admission is free. Refreshments will be available for a donation. For further information please contact: email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
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