The stories of Skelsmergh's First World War dead
James Blezard died on 26 October 1917 (aged 20)
Frederick Edward Heslop died on 1 July 1916 (aged 18)
Richard Noble died on 28 September 1916 (aged 23)
Thomas Blenkhorn died on 30 March 1918 (aged 38)
Richard Steele Bell died on 20 April 1918 (aged 19)
The exhibition text was researched and written by Tony Cousins with help from local researchers George Stewart, David Shackleton and relatives of those who died - particularly Julia Thom, Betty Prickett, Robin Walker and Tony and Gill Nelson.
The exhibition editing, design and printing was done by Jenny Cousins with input from Bryony Cousins.
The exhibition was organised by the PCC and the Skelsmergh Men on the Memorial Committee and particularly Helen Atkinson and Vera Hawes. Mary Chapman organised publicity, Geoff Pegg gave video and technical help. Many other local people gave support, making and distributing posters, organising refreshments and loaning display boards etc.
Essential financial support was given by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Skelsmergh and Scalthwaiterigg Parish Council and the Community Hall Committee.
This virtual exhibition is based on the physical exhibition displayed in Skelsmergh on October 2014. With the consent of the authors Europeana brings it to you in a digital form.
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