For more than six weeks during May and
June 2014 , Bare Pharmacy gave up half
of their window space to make
a wonderfully educational
display about WW1 and
its impact locally.
Local items, pictures and news cuttings from 'The Great War' were generously donated to the display from
many local sources.This gave Dorothy
and the girls at Bare Pharmacy the
momentum to construct the
window display ready
for the run up to
One of the most talked about items
in the display was the list of fifteen
lads from Bare Village who lost
their lives during WW1. As if this
wasn't disturbing enough, the list included three sets of brothers.
Thanks to Linda Mitchell
for all the research.
The list >
During the period of the display. Bare Pharmacy
sold packets of poppy seeds to raise funds for
Graves Commission. Along with the 'Name
the Soldier' (which was specially knitted
by Floss Bell) nearly £600 was
raised. Thanks to every
World War One
was an 'equal opportunities'
killer. Gifted men and academics
had the same odds of being killed as
any other that fought. The 'Pals' divisions which
conscripted whole towns and streets of mates were no
match for the enemy guns of the battlefields. Almost every
address in these towns suffered a loss. None of these millions
of dead soldiers knew that 'The Great War' would end around a table.