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We’re urging relatives of fallen First World War soldiers to come forward for historic plaque at former Kimberley Brewery site

We’re calling for relatives of fallen First World War soldiers who worked at the former Kimberley Brewery, to come forward and ensure that their ancestors names are included on a commemorative plaque being installing at the site to mark 100 years since the end of the conflict.

We are currently developing the site of the former Hardys & Hansons Kimberley Brewery in Kimberley.

When completed, the Kimberley Brewery redevelopment will consist of a mixture of townhouses, detached homes and apartments, with a significant part of the former brewery being restored to its former glory in order to remember a business that was an integral part of the town for over 170 years until its closure in 2006.

2018 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War, with a host of commemorative events taking place across the country to mark the occasion.

We have decided to remember those who worked at Kimberley Brewery and lost their lives in the conflict after being called up to fight, with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque later this year in the former brewery yard – which will carry the names of all those soldiers who died.

Speaking about the poignant tribute, our MD Steve Midgley said, “We cannot underestimate the sacrifices made by those who answered their country’s call during the First World War,”.

He continued, “We are keen to hear from anyone who had relatives working at Kimberley Brewery and left their jobs to serve their country. We want to ensure that we have not missed anyone off and that the names we have are correct ahead of the plaque being installed later this year. The finished plaque will be proudly displayed in the brewery yard as a tribute to the fallen men that made the ultimate sacrifice for future generations.”

If you had relatives that fought in the First World War and worked at the former Kimberley Brewery, and would like to get in touch with us, please call 0115 944 6700 or email info@fairgrove.co.uk.