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Wetherby & District Food Bank

Progress is being made on this project and it has now been set up as a registered charity. Having been spearheaded by members of the Methodist Church, the organisers are now keen to recruit members from other churches in the area to the steering group.

If you are interested in this, please email foodbank@wetherbymethodist.org.uk.

More information about the Food Bank.


Lest we forget: Commemorating World War 1

This community project, which is a partnership of several organisations* in Wetherby including Churches Together, is to commemorate the First World War and celebrate the comparative peace we enjoy now.

It is an opportunity to be reminded of a difficult time in our history when millions lost their lives or suffered injuries in the fighting, including young men from our community. On the home front there was suffering too with hundreds of troops billeted in our town, the presence of German prisoners of war until 1919, food shortages causing distress to local families, war work including women from Wetherby working in munitions in Leeds suffering skin problems, the loss of farm workers and horses for service at the front.

We know a certain amount about what happened but there are many stories still to be told and photographs and documents from the time lurking in attics and old albums. This project is an opportunity to share knowledge and add to our records and we want people to contribute their memories and memorabilia before it's too late.

Gathering material

Saturday July 12, 10 - 12.30pm at Wetherby Methodist Church

The church will be open to receive of documents, photographs and objects for the exhibition.

Wetherby Historical Trust has collected information about local history for some years, has published books of old photographs and is working towards putting more of the collection including documents on a website so that the records can be viewed by everyone. The Trust would like to scan documents and photos so that copies can be stored digitally for future study and printed for putting on display in our exhibition.

Exhibition

Saturday August 2, 10 - 12.30pm in Wetherby Methodist Church Hall

There will be an exhibition of documents, photographs, objects, audiovisual presentation, children's work, and library resources commemorating World War 1 and its ramifications for Wetherby.

(Refreshments will be available.)

Dedication of the Peace Garden

Sunday 3 August at 3pm at the junction of Westgate and Caxton Street

This short act of dedication will be followed by a service at the Methodist Church

Commemorative Service

Sunday 3 August at 3.30pm in Wetherby Methodist Church

After the service there will be another chance to see the exhibition.

 

*This is a community project by Wetherby Churches Together, Wetherby and District University of the Third Age, Wetherby Historical Trust, the Royal British Legion, Wetherby in Bloom, Welcome to Wetherby, Wetherby Library and local primary schools.


Churches Together Prayer Group

9.15 - 10.00am on Wednesday August 6,
in the Upper Room at Wetherby Methodist Church, Bank Street

This is a great opportunity to meet with other Christians from around the town to pray for our community, and to enjoy a coffee and fellowship afterwards in the coffee lounge.

These monthly meetings take place on the first Wednesday of every month throughout 2014.


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