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. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01ws9m7
Brooksby is extremely grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund and Hoby & Rotherby Parish Council for their financial support for this project.
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.
At the end of the First World War the Reverend Arthur Carter raised the funds to purchase the altar as a thanksgiving for peace.