THANK YOU to MSDC & Haywards Heath Town Council for funding these events!
MS RED is proud to have delivered two events at Clair Hall, Haywards Heath this autumn. On Friday 29th September 2017, just under 350 primary school children from Lindfield,
Blackthorns, Bolney, St. Josephs', St. Wilfrid's and Harlands Schools attended the Haywards Heath & Surrounds Schools event. There were numerous exhibitors from Sussex and national organisations, including 5 charities which were:
- The War Memorials Trust,
- The East Grinstead Museum,
- The Wings Museum (Balcombe),
- The Royal British Legion (Haywards Heath & Lindfield Branches)
The event was opened by Haywards Heath Town Councillor, Mrs Sandy Ellis. The signal for the closure of
both the morning and afternoon sessions came in the form of a World War 2 air-raid siren being hand cranked by Daniel Hunt - curator of the Wings museum - it was extremely loud and the children very much enjoyed it!
exhibition and mini lessons provided by the War Memorials Trust (Carlie Silvey & Katherine Worley) and a local military historian (Margaret Nicolle), were very well received.
On Friday 20th October 2017, the same exhibition
was delivered again to enable members of the Mid Sussex Community to attend. The same charities and community groups, with the addition of the Sussex Family History Group supported the event. The event was opened by the Chairman of Mid Sussex District
Council, Councillor Bruce Forbes. There were 30-40 minute presentations from the War Memorials Trust, Margaret Nicolle (on First World War Artists) and MS RED Chairman Matt Taylor on 'Lindfield Men
in the Somme (1916)' and the 'London Rifle Brigade in Mid Sussex', (many of whom fell at the 3rd battle of Ypres (1917)).
In addition to the charities, both events could not have been delivered without the fantastic support
of the staff at Clair Hall, Sussex Military History Society, Lindfield History Project Group, Mr Nick Dutt, Mr David Collins, Mr Mike Pollock and all of the MS RED team of volunteers. Over £200
was raised from donations and ticket sales.
The final words of thanks must go to Mid Sussex District Council (Regina Choudray & Elaine Clarke) and Haywards Heath Town Council (Steven
Trice & Fatima Mirza), for the funding grants to pay for these events, as well as their advice and guidance. THANK YOU VERY MUCH from the MS RED Team.
the article below, written in the membership newsletter of the War Memorials Trust www.warmemorials.org for Winter 2017. THANK YOU WMT!!