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Remembering The Great War 1914 – 1918

Percy Shipstone

Percy was born in Eastwood in 1889. His parents were Edward and Elizabeth Shipstone.

It is understood he was the manager of the Woodborough Co-operative shop on Main Street. He joined up with Kitchener’s Third New Army in Lowdham and was assigned to the 10th Bn Cheshire Regiment. On 7th June the Regiment was involved in the Battle of Messines in Flanders, not far from the town of Ypres. The Battle finished on 14th June and it is quite possible that Percy was injured during this battle. He was sent to a hospital on the northern French coast but died of his wounds on 23rd June, aged 28 years. He is buried at Etaples Military Cemetery in Northern France. The inscription on his gravestone reads “Peace after Pain.”

Percy will be remembered during the service at St. Swithun’s on Sunday June 18th.


Sidney Richardson

With thanks to Stephen Smith, new information has been found in respect of Sidney Richardson. He was the first born child of Alfred and Martha Richardson who originally lived on Shelt Hill. His year of birth was 1884.

By 1891 the family had moved to Leafe’s Yard which was between the Post Office, now the Old Post Office and the Bugle Horn Inn. By 1901, Sidney was employed as a waiter at the Borough Club on King Street, Nottingham.

Sidney enlisted with the Northumberland Fusiliers at Carlton and was eventually attached to the 5th Battalion. He was killed in action on 3rd January 1917 in France / Flanders. No further information has been found regarding his death.

Sidney will be remembered during the service at St. Swithun’s on Sunday June 11th.

Jean Powley

Calverton and Woodborough Allotment Association

There are still a few spaces left on the trip to Gardeners World Live at the NEC which is on Sunday 18th June.  It is £27 for members and £29 for non-members which includes transport and entry to the show.  If you  would like to book a place please contact Malcolm on 07814879720.

Our trading shed is fully stocked at present but stock sells quickly so if there is anything you particularly want be sure to get in early. The trading shed is open every Sunday from 10.00 'til 12.00. If you can't make this please ring Malcolm on the number above to make alternative arrangements.

The trading shed offers fertilisers, compost, canes etc. at very reasonable prices. You don't need to have an allotment to be a member of the Allotment Association as we also offer Associate Membership. This allows you to take full advantage of the value for money prices in our trading shed and the reduced membership rates on our trips.  You will also be able to buy seeds at the reduced rate offered through the National Association.

Mike Hope  (Secretary)  0115 8458703

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