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Flitton & Greenfield in WW1

Club members were treated to an interesting and informative talk by Margaret Butt about men from Flitton & Greenfield who lost their lives during WW1. Margaret has lived in the area all her life and WW1 is particularly relevant to her as she lost her grand father in the conflict.

President Colin Dowding presents Margaret Butt with a purple crocus, before her talk, in recognition of World Polio Day

In addition to some interesting information about each of the 10 men who died she had some very interesting observations about life in the villages during the war. Her talk was supported by a presentation with some wonderful old pictures of the villages at that time and in may cases not much seems to have changed.

Margaret Butt during her presentation to the Club

In thanking Margaret for her talk Paul Biscoe congratulated her on the time keeping, as Margaret had started the talk by indicating she usually spoke for over an hour, and for the fascinating insights into both the local area and the activities of national companies dring the war.

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