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Charterville in Minster Lovell and War Dead

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

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.

War memorial

Monday, June 27th, 2011

We have heard that the Parish Council are arranging for 3 more minster Lovell names to be carved on the war memorial. Thanks especially to Peter Gough for his persistence in tracing the war dead. Ernest Greenaway still eludes us but we will find him – maybe in Canada having survived WWI?

Moving on to the next phase – Minster Lovell research continues

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

We have now finished all the paperwork for the lottery side of the project. This week we have just received our copies of the DVDs of all the Minster Lovell photos, documents etc. which we gathered through 2010. They will be available via this website soon. Contact us if you want a copy. The team is carrying on doing research so please send anything you have on the village or its residents to us (‘contact us’ link on this website). Priorities for 2011 are:
1. A map of all the houses with names of residents from medieval to 20th century by house. Do send us any known addresses or residents you know of.
2. A war dead memorial booklet – do send any details through if you have any.

We are also continuing to research the family trees in the village, interview residents and record gravestones.

War dead

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Peter Gough supplied me with some extra information on the war dead who were not on our memorial and I gave a speech at the village Remembrance service on 14th November. The parish council is now reviewing the people mentioned – all from the First World War – to see if they might be added to our memorial.