Village’s WW1 story to be told in new book

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A book out this month tells the personal stories of 130 men from a South Yorkshire village who were all killed in World War One.

Worsbrough Fallen Heroes will be launched at Worsbrough library on Friday October 17 at 11am on the eve of the centenary of the first local man who was killed, Private John Kelly.

Coun Jenny Platts, Barnsley Council’s Cabinet spokesperson for Adults and Communities, said: “Worsbrough Heritage group originally started as a library group and we are so proud of what they’ve gone on to achieve.

“Their book is a fitting tribute and recognition to each of the brave men who served in the First World War.”

The book costs £4.99 and is available to buy at Worsbrough Library. All profits raised will be used to fund further projects by the Heritage Group.

An exhibition to mark the centenary of World War One will also be on display at Worsbrough library from October 17.

People who would like to donate or loan items for the exhibition – which tells the stories of Worsbrough people – soldiers, nurses and those at home - are asked to get in touch with Kate Harper at the library on 01226 203372.