Mothers’ Union – November 2014

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Mothers’ Union Report  – 13th November 2014

   We met at Erewash Museum to look around at the exhibits there regarding the War Rooms.

   There is a well presented exhibition starting from the First World War, from joining up, a new type of warfare to Zeppelin Raids, with key items sourced locally, right up to Armistice, then moving onto the Second World War and how the Sherwood Foresters were involved. We learned of Stanton Ironworks and local air-raids and of course even I remember the rationing, carrying on until I was 5 years old.

   The exhibits moved on to modern conflicts around the world and that very moving poem…

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

…the ode by Laurence Binyon.

   Several of our members brought along many precious items of their own to show us, enhancing our time together. A visit well worth while!

   We ended our afternoon at the Cantelupe Centre with tea served with cake to mark Stella and Margaret Clayton’s birthdays.

DecCakes   This month, on Thursday December the 11th, members will meet in the Cantelupe Centre to have a Special Christmas Afternoon Tea.

Sue Attenborough

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