Packed AGM starts with moving account from Steve Crabb whose 31lives.com project describes the lives of Queen’s Park residents who died in WW1 active service
Hear QPARA member Steve Crabb talk about the 31 WW1 servicemen from Queen’s Park commemorated in St Anne’s Church at the QPARA AGM on Thursday 8th November
St Anne’s Church, on Salusbury Road, is home to a plaque which commemorates 31 servicemen from the parishes of St Anne’s, Brondesbury, and Holy Trinity, Kilburn, who died in World War One.
To mark the centenary of the ending of the Great War, or the War To End All Wars, as it was also known at the time, a group of local people decided to find out where they came from, how they lived, and where they died. Their stories are told in a blog – 31 Lives – written by QPARA member, Steve Crabb. Steve tells their stories in the wider context how Queen’s Park developed in the years before World War One, what it was like in 1914, and how the war affected local people – including those who chose not to join the war effort.
You can hear Steve talk about the servicemen of Queen’s Park at the QPARA AGM on Thursday 8th October at St Anne’s Church. All are welcome.