Local Soldiers who Fought in World War One

The Friends of St Peter and St Paul’s church have been working with the Town Council and the Royal British Legion to plan a fitting commemorative weekend of events in November to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. One of the main events will be an exhibition in the church throughout Saturday 10th November and in the afternoon of Sunday 11th November.
There will be a great variety of displays, with the emphasis, where possible, on Syston people’s involvement in the war. These will include the history of the town’s war memorial and the Syston WW1 memorial book, which contain photos of some of the men who went off to fight and some of their letters sent home to the vicar.
The contents of this memorial book have been made into a PowerPoint presentation that will be shown on the screen throughout the weekend.
But here’s where we need your help! Do you have photos of family members who fought in this war, and any information about them? If so, we’d love to feature them and their experiences in our displays. All the information we have so far is about the 82 Syston men who tragically died in the war, but what about the ones who did return?
Two members of the Friends’ will be at the Syston History Society’s Open Day in the Methodist Church Hall on September 15th, please come along and share your photos and information with us then.
You can also contact Felicity Austin at 1050, Melton Road, Syston LE7 2NN.
The full programme of what’s on over Remembrance weekend will be published in Syston Town News’ November issue.