28 April 2015Spratton remembers

On the week-end of 25/26 April, Spratton commemorated all those from their community who had served in the Great War of 1914-1918. over 1000 people attended this event, very well organised by Spratton Local History Society, and much admired all the static and aerial displays (see the photograph of the tri-plane on the Home page).

The date chosen was exactly100 years since Spratton resident, Lt William Rhodes-Moorhouse RFC made his daring but fatal flight that earned him a Victoria Cross.

The Great War Society were centre-satge with their displays, there were old vehicles, motor-cycles and prams, a vintage aeroplane in the marquee with many other displays, and there were different bands playing. Several very informative talks took place.

Photographs taken on the day can be viewed at the link, thanks to Alan Roffey

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