DETAILS of a new edition of a book which remembers the efforts of an East Staffordshire village’s war heroes have been revealed.
The Tutbury Book of Remembrance, which was the brainchild of Jane and Rick Nuth, of Hillcrest, and featured information about the first 50 people from the village who died during the First World War.
The book, released last year, was a major success and a planned second edition is now in the offing and details of its contents have now been revealed to the Mail.
Mr Nuth said: “The volume of research required for the new edition of the Tutbury Book of Remembrance has meant that we have had to reassess the content of the second edition.
“We have now decided that it will only contain the extra First World War fallen plus updates to the first edition content.
“Publication is targeted for early second quarter 2014 in both hardcopy and online.
“The hardcopy version will be free to museums, educational establishments and museums plus any relatives who have helped with our research.
“It will also be available to purchase at printing and post and packaging costs - printing costs are currently unknown but are estimated to be between £5 and £10.
“The Second World War will now be published as a supplement, hopefully later in 2014.”
The first bookwas distributed free to relatives of the fallen and to churches, museums and schools in the Tutbury area.
Mr Nuth said: “It became apparent, as we have been doing the research, that the number of people involved — those who died who had connections with Tutbury — was greater than those listed on the war memorial in the churchyard of St Mary the Virgin, in Church Street.
“If anyone has information about the people listed in the book or any information about the war memorial, or indeed any information that might be useful to us then please contact us.
“We are very grateful to the many relatives of the fallen and fellow researchers who have helped us with this project and made the book far more comprehensive that it would otherwise have been.”
To read a copy of the first book, visit www.tutbury-book-of-remembrance.org.uk
Anyone interested in helping Mr and Mrs Nuth with their research can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01283 810166.