A project to commemorate the start of the First World War

A group of people from Stone Historical and Civic Society, both the men’s and ladies section of the Stone Branch of the Royal British Legion and four representatives from Stone Town Council have been working on a project to commemorate the start of the First World War.

A drum head service has been arranged at 3.00 p.m. in Stonefield Park on Sunday 3rd August .  During the service the names of all the 148 killed from Stone will be read out. All are welcome to attend the service but especially those who had members of their ancestors who fought or who were killed in the war.

Following the service there will an exhibition in St. Dominic’s Social Centre featuring items form the First World War associated with Stone from extensive collection of Stephen Edwards.

Stone Historical and Civic Society are working on a series of books on those killed in the war, the battles they fought in and where they are buried if they have a known grave.  If anyone has any photographs or information please contact Steve Booth on 01785 814067.

The Historical Society has also launched an appeal to buy a plaque for display in Stone recording the century and the appreciation of the town’s people of today for all that the former residents did during the First World War.  Cheques made payable to Stone Historical Society with memorial appeal written on the back should be sent to Mr. S. Booth, Treasurer, 18 Larchfields, Stone, ST15 0DD