Comments on our four month long Somme exhibition in Keighley Library which ran from 2nd July to 20th November 2016 and 'The Somme' film showing at Keighley Picture House on the centenary of it's first showing there in 1916.
Date Initials Comments 16th April 2016 S L G B Very good. 21st July 2016 J L Very good as always. You do a great job. B L Very interesting. Will come back to see the film. (Somme Film showing) J L A very moving display. What a waste of young lives! 23rd July 2016 T A An incredible amount of hard work, absolutely incredible. O C Fascinating insight into local history. 30th July 2016 M H Wonderful exhibition. Thank you for bringing our wonderful service men "back to life!!" We must never forget the sacrifice these men made. 9th August 2016 A A Great exhibition. Good way to remember the heroes who served for their country. Great men. 12th August 2016 M G W A display of great affection and respect for the fallen. Done with pride, love, respect and dedication. Thank you from the town. 3rd September 2016 N H Great! S W R Very interesting. A M D Excellent. C B Excellent!! Well done. I D Fantastic. M G Very informative and interesting. M G Fascinating. 4th September 2016 G N Excellent. J N Very informative and interesting. 10th September 2016 I W Interesting and enlightening. J G Very, very interesting. It puts the whole thing in perspective. J D Very informative, very helpful, brilliant information to help with record searching. M H Great to see this film in a public setting, much better with the music than on YouTube – Thank you. T W A wonderful exhibition. Well worth seeing. From an old contemptibles' son. P D Excellent exhibition with very informative information. D K N Very very good. A most interesting afternoon. K & J B (Canada) A very good and important exhibition, remembering all those who gave so much for what we enjoy today. Thank you Ian and Andy. A G Excellent, moving, informative display. I've found more details about my great uncle Pte F K died 3/9/1916.
From the Keighley News 26th November 2015:
ON SUNDAY I was honoured to attend the very moving unveiling ceremony of Private Herbert Moore's headstone at Oakworth Cemetery.
This was an official First World War headstone that is to recognise the sacrifice Pte Moore made.
It is thanks to the Men of Worth Project and the research it has carried out that Pte Moore is now recognised by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as a casualty of war.
The work of the Men of Worth Project is led by Andy and Helen Wade and Ian Walkden, and I wish to thank them for all the work they do to recognise the sacrifice that was made by so many local men.
The dedication on Sunday was attended by members of Pte Moore's family, civic leaders and many local people, and was supported by Oakworth Village Society.
COUNCILLOR REBECCA POULSEN
Worth Valley Ward, Bradford CouncilRebecca Poulsen, Worth Valley Ward Councillor for Bradford Metropolitan District Council
From the Keighley News 7th August 2014:
Praise for ‘excellent’ Men of Worth Project in Keighley
COULD you please thank the Men of Worth Project's Andy Wade and Ian Walkden for organising the '100 years since the outbreak of war in 1914' event at the Town Hall Square in Keighley.
Keighley Mayor, Councillor Graham Mitchell, supported the organisers of the event, which was really informative and well-received by the spectators.
The list of those who failed to come home, and the history and make-up of the Old Contemptibles standard (Keighley Branch), was excellent.
Well done to all.
Goose Cote Lane
OakworthMr. Ian Wilson, Former Keighley Mayor and Chairman of the Keighley branch of the Royal British Legion