War Art

Welton (St Mary)
2018 sees the commemoration of 100 years since the end of World War 1.  A poignant time to remember our brave soldiers who went to war, never to return. It also is the centenary of the creation of the RAF.  West Lindsey has a rich association with the RAF - during the Second World War 14 airfields were active,  of which only one now remains open at RAF Scampton, home of the Red Arrows.  

The memory of our brave servicemen lives on today, in memorials, plaques, stained glass, gravestones and other artefacts – to be found in our towns and villages.  We share with you below, a list of our churches that have such “War Art” within their parish.

Some churches are also holding exhibitions relating to both World Wars.

First Weekend: 12-13 May

Apley - St Andrew
Gravestone in memory of Constance Prescott who served in the Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps and died in September 1922.  Also gravestones for her brothers George, who was killed in action in 1916 and Charles who was killed in action in 1918.  Neither of the brothers are buried in the churchyard.

Bardney - St Lawrence
Exhibition in the village entitled “Bardney at the end of the War”.

Brocklesby -  All Saints
War Memorial in the church. Several memorials to Lord Worsley who was killed in the first months of the Great War, including two crosses which marked the place where he fell (one was put up by the English and one by the Germans), his ‘dead man’s penny’, his officer’s sword and a memorial which depicts him at prayer in the trenches.

Brookenby - St St Michael and All Angels
Brookenby is the former RAF Binbrook.  A large number of pictorial displays relating to the base for 1943-89 in the church and adjoining building.  WWI display courtesy of Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire plus various other material for the occasion.
Scampton (St John the Baptist)

Cabourne - St Nicholas
Large selection of photos of the War Graves and memorials in France.

Caistor - St Peter & St Paul
Poppies, Poems and Pictures.  Displays of sculptures out of poppies to mark the end of WWI. insights by people of 100 years of the Royal Air Force through poetry and pictures.

East Barkwith - St Mary
An exhibition commemorating the end of Great War and village life since then.

Faldingworth - All Saints
The presence of the Polish Air Force, here in WW2, is commemorated in many ways, including a stained glass window.

Fiskerton - St Clement of Rome
“Fiskerton 100”. Displays to include artefacts, clothes and anecdotes from WWI, the link with the formation of the RAF and Fiskerton’s aerodrome.

Friesthorpe - St Peter
Stained glass window representing the Beechey Family loss.

The Heroes of the Airfield Travelling Exhibition will be at Brookenby
 (week one) and Willingham by Stow (week two)

Great Limber - St Peter
Brass plaque naming old scholars of Brocklesby Park School who gave their lives in the Great War and WWII.  Rood screen and loft, both being in tribute to men of the Great War who’s photographs are in the church.

Greetwell – All Saints
Two memorials

Keelby - St Bartholomew
Commemorative war banner hangs by the altar and includes two who perished on the Lusitania.  Memorial to Pte Arthur Jackson who was killed in France in 1917

Corringham (St Laurence) & East Barkwith (St Mary)
Legsby- St Thomas the Apostle
Lychgate entrance dedicated to those who lost their lives in WWI.

Linwood - St Cornelius
War grave in churchyard.

Market Rasen - Methodist Church
Plaque in the vestibule in honoured memory of the 14 men of the church who made the supreme sacrifice in the great war.

Middle Rasen - St Peter and St Paul
Exhibition on the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI.  Floral displays, poetry, hymns.  War graves and plaques in church.

Nettleton - St John the Baptist
Two War graves. War Memorial Bungalow with a stone plaque detailing the names of the fallen soldiers.

Reepham - St Peter & St Paul
Research on the war graves of those listed on the memorial. Photographs of the cemeteries on display.

Riby - St Edmunds
exhibition on the people listed on the WWI Memorial and the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment stationed at Riby Camp.

Rothwell - St Mary Magdelene
Stained glass window commemorating Pte Hubert Storer 1918

Searby cum Owerby  -St Nicholas
WWI memorial plaque.

Southrey -St John the Divine
Stained glass window commemorating Southrey’s fallen servicemen

Swallow - Holy Trinity
War memorial in the churchyard. Display of wartime memorabilia.

Tealby - All Saints
Blyton (St Martin) top & Market Rasen (Methodist) bottom
A commemorative piece of art dedicated to the 10 servicemen named on the memorial from WWI.  It will detail which branch of the armed services they were in, the date they died, which war memorial overseas that they are inscribed on or the site of their war graves.  Flower festival dedicated to their memory.

Wragby - Methodist
A “picture” naming those who went to fight in WWI as well as two plaques naming those who died.  The organ in this church is the village’s war memorial.

Second Weekend: 19-20 May

Bishop Norton - St Peter
2 Commonwealth war graves – WWII.  War associated paintings on show.

Blyton - St Martin
Window displays on the WWI and centenary of the RAF

Corringham  - St Laurence
Plaque to the local people who lost their lives in WWI.  Also a plaque for Australian airmen who crashed in a local field during WWII.

Fillingham - St Andrew
Plaque in church commemorates those killed in WWI.

Gainsborough - All Saints
Heritage displays from WWI and WWII in addition to Christian Aid week display.

Gainsborough - St Thomas of Canterbury
New War memorial commissioned in 2016. Produced in brass from a black and white photo of the original which was painted.  Information relating to this memorial available.

Gainsborough - United Reformed Church
WWI themed exhibition of art and photos.

Grayingham - St Radegund
Plaque in church.  Information and pictures about each of the 5 soldiers who were killed in WWI.

Hackthorn - St Michael & All Angels
War plaque in the church of those who served and those who did not return.

Morton  - St Paul
Display placed around the memorial plaque for those who died in both World Wars.

Nettleham - All Saints
The Heritage Association will be providing stories relating to WWI and our church.

Faldingworth (All Saints)
Owmby by Spital - St Peter & St Paul
Two plaques dedicated to those fallen in the Great War.  Display of WWI information and pictures around these plaques.

Riseholme -St Mary
Exhibition of memorabilia from WWI including the history of the only man born in Riseholme who was killed during the War.

Saxby -St Helen
War memorial tablet detailing those who lost their lives in both World Wars.  War Grave.

Scampton - St John the Baptist
War graves including German war graves. RAF Chapel.

Scotter - St Peter
WWI memorial textile triptych to men of Scotter who fought in WWI.  Made by people from Scotter village.

Welton - St Mary
The stained glass window on north side containing three lights. The centre light shows St Michael over Lincoln Cathedral, the left and right lights contain, planes –  Sopwith Camel, Blackburn Bomber and Avros.  There is also a distant view of an early submarine.   Standards from old Scampton RAF base.

Willingham by Stow
Exhibitions from Aviation heritage Lincolnshire on “Heroes of the Airfields” will be present. War poems will be read during the day, display of home made poppies, activities for children and display of WWI memorabilia.

Willoughton -St Andrew
Themed flower display.  Exhibition of Willoughton aviation history in Village hall.

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