Forget Me Not: An Exhibition that Honours the Role the Ancestors of Current Hoby Residents Played in the First World War

The Hoby & District Local History Society will stage an exhibition called "Forget Me Not" that honours the role the ancestors of current Hoby residents and Society members played in the First World War. It will take place at Melton Mowbray Library from 27th October to 4th December. Entrance is free.

Hoby residents and History society members have scoured their family archives, dusted off war time memorabilia, interviewed their relatives and they have collected all this together into an exhibition. Come along and see over fifty stories of their ancestors as told by their sons, daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great nieces and great nephews. The sheer range of these stories gives an exceptional insight into their ancestor's lives during the First World War.

Melton Mowbray Library is located on Wilton Road, Melton Mowbray, LE13 0UJ and is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-6pm Saturday 10am-4pm.

This exhibition is organised by The Hoby & District Local History Society as part of Hoby’s First World War centenary commemorations. It was first staged in All Saints Church Hoby in May 2015.

The Hoby & District Local History Society is a voluntary organisation. The Society brings together people from all walks of life who are interested in the local history of the Leicestershire villages of Hoby, Rotherby, Ragdale and Brooksby and the District around them. The society was founded in 2013 as part of a village First World War research project for which it received a National Lottery Grant.