Brooksby village is undertaking a project to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, including restoring the Jutland Memorial and Admiral Beatty’s flag in Brooksby Church.  For more information, listen to the Radio Leicester interview undertaken in the Summer of 2014 with church warden Malcolm Britton.

Brooksby is extremely grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund and Hoby & Rotherby Parish Council for their financial support for this project.

Union flag landscape


There is film footage on the Imperial War Museum website both of Christmas turkeys for the troops and of a football match outside Brooksby Hall during the time that it was a naval convalescent home.

The Jutland Memorial pictured below was erected by Earl Beatty to remember the officers and men who lost their lives in the Battle of Jutland.

Jutland Memorial

At the end of the First World War the Reverend Arthur Carter raised the funds to purchase the altar as a thanksgiving for peace.