Did your grandfather – or grandmother – serve in the Great War?

Even if not, there can be very few people in the 3Ws villages whose families were not touched in some way by the events of 1914 to 1918, one hundred years ago and more.

Perhaps there are stories about that time in your family history that you would share with others – stories that reveal a little of what it was like to be at war on the Western Front or elsewhere, or to be living at home while relatives, friends and neighbours were engaged in armed conflict.

If you do have such stories, or pictures, or memorabilia of other kinds, we would be very interested to hear from you, please.

The graves, in France, of some of Willoughby’s fallen men

Tales about people living in the 3W’s villages at the time will be of particular interest, but we feel that many people who have moved to the villages more recently can also tell illuminating stories that give a general flavour of those war years, and their consequences.

We hope there will be enough such material to fill a commemorative supplement to this magazine, and perhaps also enough to create at least one local exhibition to mark the historic occasion of one hundred years since hostilities ceased at the end of the Great War.

If you think you can contribute, please e-mail me at don.aldiss@btinternet.com