Kirkheaton Family History Group has put on yet another successful exhibition in the parish church. This time it was to celebrate the 70th anniversary of VE [Victory in Europe] Day at the beginning of May. Visitors from as far afield as Canada and New Zealand have been able to find out about local men and women who fought in WW2. Also included were civilian casualties. Some artefacts were on display including soldier’s pay book, ration books and a rather delicate gas mask.
Members of the group have been on hand to answer questions and help visitors trace their relatives. Roger Armitage [KFHG] said it was gratifying to be able to give people information about lost relations and hopefully encourage them to find out more.