WW1 etc....    


Over the weekend of the 8th and 9th November, the members of the boxpeopleandplaces.co.uk team, (Alan & Carol Payne and Carol French et al) held an exhibition in the pavilion on the recreation ground in Valens Terrace.

Over the two day period, hundreds of people passed through the doors.  Not all were local.  Some had travelled long distances to see it particularly when it displayed details of their ancestors.

For those that missed it, a catch-up can be seen on the website above (click on it).

Also, some displays will be placed in the cemetery chapel for a limited period. (There will be a delay on that).

At midday on Sunday 9th, the chairman of the parish council presented to Anna Grayson a descendant of Cecil Lambert of Box, a bunch of flowers and a certificate to commemorate his life. 

Cecil served 4 years in the Great War and as if that wasn't enough, spent 40 years as a councillor on the parish council.

He also involved himself in a number of other activities and clubs in Box.

Cecil's story, derived from his letters and diary, formed a central theme of the exhibition mentioned above.

From left - Carol Payne, Alan Payne, Pauline Lyons, Anna Grayson and Carol French