Events to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War have begun with the lighting of the Epworth Beacon.
The lighting took place close to Maw’s Mill on land owned by the Wainwrights, who will allow access from Station Road.
Yesterday a war memorial plaque was placed at the Memorial Field in Epworth, and shops throughout Epworth are displaying their own commemoration of individual soldiers in their windows.
This morning (Sunday) at 10.30am, there will be a special service of dedication at St Andrew’s Parish Church for a book charting the family, life death and resting place of each of 53 soldiers from Epworth who died as a result of the great War. Records of seven men who died in World War Two are also included.
The hand-sewn leather book, researched and put together by Bob Fish of Epworth, will be displayed in a specially crafted case within the chancel. It was produced by Blissetts of London, bookbinders to the Queen (by Royal Warrant).