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Haverhill workplace memories recalled and the war fallen commemorated

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The Family History (Haverhill) Group will next week hold the first of many sessions to record the memories of people that worked in the town.

The group will also be combining with the Royal British Legion and St Mary’s Church for a night of reflection to remember those who gave their lives during the First World War.

With music from Richard Hart and soloist Ann Mills, plus readings, It takes place at St Mary’s Church at 7.30pm on Tuesday, November 10 and will be followed by refreshments. Everybody is welcome.

On November 12, the first of a number of sessions will take place at the arts centre, during which Haverhill folk will recount their workplace experiences.

The sessions also give people the chance to catch up with old colleagues and all form part of the Haverhill in the Workplace project, which is supported by a grant from ONE Haverhill.

Thursday’s session is from 10am to midday and involves workers from Post Office Telephones and BT.

An open session will then be held at the arts centre from 2pm to 4pm on November 19 for anyone who has worked in Haverhill.

Workers from Pye Telecommunications and Halliburtons will have a recording session from 2pm to 4pm on December 10, followed by Project Office Furniture from 2pm to 4pm on January 9.

More sessions are being planned. If you would like to arrange for one that is dedicated to your workplace or need any further details please email haverhill@suffolkfhs.org.uk or call 01440 712652.

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