We are hard at work on a map showing the whole of Minster Lovell (Old Minster, Little Minster and Charterville) with names of who lived in which house from the 1400s to 1950. Do send us any information you have. We are particularly trying to trace each owner of the original Charterville plots through the sale of them after the Chartist Land Company failed and up to the families in the 1950s. Although we have many names, the challenge is matching the names to specific plots. We want to have a big display in June 2012 for the village Jubilee celebrations.
The parish council has carved two extra names on the War Memorial for Minster men who were missed off originally and they will be honoured this weekend. There is one more – unfortunately too many people were named Lock in the village because there were two men called ‘H. Lock’ which is what is carved on the memorial. We have records of Horace Lock died 30/12/1917 and Herbert Lock died 01/11/1918, so we just need to discuss what to do with their inscriptions. We are so grateful that these extra names are being added.