Your article: Exhibition launched to commemorate town’s fallen heroes

Pictured before the Fallen Heroes exhibition are (l-r) Coun Martin Ratcliffe, Deputy Mayor of Pocklington; Gareth Hughes, World War One author and keynote speaker; Lieutenant Colonel Graham Whitmore, Army Liaison Officer from 15 (North East) Brigade in York; Rowan Blake-James, Deputy Lieutenant of the East Riding; Andrew Sefton, Pocklington and District Local History Group archivist; and Coun Paul West, Mayor of Pocklington
Pictured before the Fallen Heroes exhibition are (l-r) Coun Martin Ratcliffe, Deputy Mayor of Pocklington; Gareth Hughes, World War One author and keynote speaker; Lieutenant Colonel Graham Whitmore, Army Liaison Officer from 15 (North East) Brigade in York; Rowan Blake-James, Deputy Lieutenant of the East Riding; Andrew Sefton, Pocklington and District Local History Group archivist; and Coun Paul West, Mayor of Pocklington

Pocklington’s Fallen Heroes exhibition to commemorate the town’s World War One heritage and those who gave their lives in the conflict got underway with a memorable opening ceremony last Friday at Pocklington Arts Centre.

An audience of more than 150, which included several descendants of Pocklington’s fallen heroes, were welcomed by the town mayor, Councillor Paul West, who then received a regimental plaque from Lieutenant Colonel Graham Whitmore in memory of all the Pocklington men from his regiment who died fighting in the war.

Full story in this week’s (6 November) Pocklington Post.