Haddenham

WW1 Play Helps Veterans

Home » News » Local Play Helps Veterans
P1000058
P1000057
P1000053

World War I Commemorative Play Helps Present Day Veterans

The play 'The Great War 1914-1918 and a Haddenham Village School' told the stories of pupils of St Mary's Church of England School a hundred years ago and the way the Great War affected their lives and those of the villagers during 1914 — 1918 and afterwards. The production played to capacity audiences in St Mary's parish church on 14/15 November — see separate report here. A DVD is also available — see here.

On Thursday 18th December 2014, at the last school assembly of 2014, the proceeds from the play (£1,250 in total) were presented in Haddenham St Mary's School as two outsize cheques to Help for Heroes, represented by retired RAF Wing Commander Graham Tyack, and to the Royal British Legion, represented by retired Major George Marshall and his wife Jeanne, the long-time Poppy Appeal organisers in Haddenham.

The cheques were presented by the oldest and youngest member of the cast — Tom Chisholm is in his 90s, and Amelia Heafield, a pupil at the school and the youngest member of the players, is aged 5.

Also present were representatives of the Haddenham Museum Trust, which supported production of the play.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Medical Device Awareness Card
Haddenham Webteam: Thu 18 Jul 10:30am

Don't let airport scanners ruin your holidayIf you're travelling by air for a holiday or business trip and need to take a medical device with you, there is a new way to prevent them getting damaged at airport scanners. Getting a Medical Device Awareness Card before you fly could help you keep them safe.Medical devices such as insulin pumps, Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) systems...

Police Officers
Thames Valley Police: Thu 18 Jul 10:00am

Join Thames Valley Police (TVP) at their Open Day on Saturday 10th August at the TVP training centre in Sulhamstead, between 10am and 4pm.The Roads Policing Unit, Forensic Investigations Unit, Contact Management team and Specialist Operations team are just a handful of over 50 exhibitors who will be attending to showcase their work.Highlights include:Displays from our dogs section, our...

Fat Bloke_edited
Haddenham Webteam: Thu 18 Jul 9:00am

In April 2104 David Lindsey started the Haddenham Tyrefighters Weight Loss Group. Having spent a lifetime fighting his overweight condition, which at one time nearly cost him his career as an RAF transport pilot, years of reading and learning by trial and error resulted in a new lifestyle which took him down from 17 stones to his current 13 stones.It was this degree of success which lead him to...