Broadway Parish Council funds publishing of Broadway Remembers book for the Poppy Appeal

Chairman of Broadway Parish Council, David Folkes MBE presents Debbie Williamson and Mary Smith with a cheque for Broadway Remembers.

Chairman of Broadway Parish Council, David Folkes MBE presents Debbie Williamson and Mary Smith with a cheque for Broadway Remembers.

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A NEW book exploring the story of the 48 men lost to the First World War from the village of Broadway has been backed by the parish council.

At a recent parish council meeting Debbie Williamson and Mary Smith were presented with a cheque from Broadway Parish Council towards the printing costs of the Broadway Remembers book.

The book was published at the beginning of August to coincide with the global First World War Centenary commemorations led by the Imperial War Museum and is a not-for-profit publication raising money for the Poppy Appeal.

Broadway Remembers has also received a World War One Grant from Wychavon District Council and additional funding from Broadway Tourist Information Centre.

Mrs Williamson said: "Mary and I are delighted to receive funding from Broadway Parish Council which will help to pay for the printing costs of the book.

"It has taken us nearly two years to complete our research into the history of the 48 Broadway men and their comrades who fought in the First World War and it is our tribute to those men who made the ultimate sacrifice."

Nearly 100 copies of the book have been already and copies can be purchased from Blandford Books and other shops in Broadway, online via Amazon or by calling 01386 852913 and proceeds go to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

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5:42pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Anthony Green says...

A noble charity, the RBL.
Some may ask if Broadway parish council was set up to fund "not for profit " books for a third party?
A noble charity, the RBL. Some may ask if Broadway parish council was set up to fund "not for profit " books for a third party? Anthony Green
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11:49pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Jimmy50 says...

It's a great book full of information about the village at the time along with details about the men on the memorial. A good way to raise money for a worthy cause supported by the Imperial War Museum as well as RBL.
It's a great book full of information about the village at the time along with details about the men on the memorial. A good way to raise money for a worthy cause supported by the Imperial War Museum as well as RBL. Jimmy50
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4:58pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Anthony Green says...

A very worthy cause, and a great book full of good information.
Some may ask if Broadway Parish Council is entitled to spend taxpayers money on a "not for profit" book with their favourite third party.
A very worthy cause, and a great book full of good information. Some may ask if Broadway Parish Council is entitled to spend taxpayers money on a "not for profit" book with their favourite third party. Anthony Green
  • Score: -1

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