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July 15th 2016

Window memorial unveiled in Southwell

A unique memorial was unveiled at Southwell Minister earlier this month (10 July) in honour of members of the community who have lost their lives in conflict from the outbreak of World War One to the present day.

A window and plaque designed by artist Nicholas Mynheer was commissioned two years ago by the then Dean of Southwell and the Cathedral Chapter, in conjunction with the Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Sir John Peace and Vice Lord- Lieutenant, Colonel Tim Richmond who, on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Lieutenancy, undertook the fundraising needed for the special memorial to be created.

Marking the commemoration of The Great War, the window design pays tribute to local people who lost their lives at war as well as those left behind at home.

VIP guests, civic dignitaries and local people came together to attend a special event at Southwell Minister to hear The Right Reverend Paul Williams, Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, dedicate the window to men from Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire who died during the 1914 to 1918 conflict.

Simon Worsley, Deputy Chief Executive at East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, attended the official dedication event. He said: “The window is a fitting memorial to the efforts and sacrifice both on the home front but also in the trenches of the men and women of Nottinghamshire, it is a worthy addition to the grandeur of Southwell Minster.”

“The window is a fitting memorial to the efforts and sacrifice both on the home front but also in the trenches of the men and women of Nottinghamshire, it is a worthy addition to the grandeur of Southwell Minster.”