Our lastly elected County Councillor Tom Hollis had announced intention to finally remedy latest concerns about traffic problems around Huthwaite Market Place. The Market Street roadway has seen a number of changes after residents first called for safer pedestrian shopping. This was made a one way system a few years before the Highways Department reversed Main Street car parking direction in 2010. They now plan to block one end of Market Street, while redirecting two way traffic again into the Market Place car parking area.
While proudly announcing my grandmothers 100th birthday, timely opportunity is taken to reflect words sent by an earlier monarch, with a World War One remembrance to her father Private J. Thompson.
Repeatedly indebted to Mrs Lynne Weston. Her research into the Sherwood Foresters continually discovers reportage that helps expose and portray Huthwaite individuals offered World War One Remembrance. Majority could be regarded as heroes, although the highest decoration awarded in Huthwaite recognised one veteran also of an earlier Boer War. Mrs Bett Abbott fondly knew him as grandad, and proudly shares a fantastic collection of rare WWI memorabilia in this featured tribute to Sergeant Thomas Lee DCM.Mrs Bett Abbott presents full documentation of her highly decorated heroic grandfather. Born 1882 in Hucknall Huthwaite to Reuben and Sarah, their son was actually named Sam Thomas Lee. By altering his birth certificate and thereafter dropping first name, Private T Lee enlisted 1899 with 2nd Sherwood Foresters. From a Queens South Africa medal for serving in the Boer War, he gained rank of Serjeant & a rarely awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal as a brave veteran of World War I.
Fully certificated life & career of soldier Lee deservedly merits individual coverage.
Written 2014 Revised Posted Updates © by Gary Elliott