Lincolnshire family’s WWI story set for free Lincoln screening

A Lincolnshire family’s First World War story will be retold on a Lincoln screen in a commemorative film by a local not-for-profit company.

Tell Them of Us, produced by the WAG Screen film company and directed by Nick Loven is the story behind one WWI Lincolnshire memorial.

After completing the production on a shoestring budget, a free first screening has been set at The Collection in Lincoln on Saturday, November 8.

Public showings will be on November 8 at 2pm and on November 9, 15 and 16 at 11am and 2pm. Admission is free of charge.

A charity premiere will also be held at Stanhope Hall in Horncastle on 22 November with ticket proceeds (at £7.50 each) going towards Thimbleby St Margaret’s Church Restoration Fund.

The film tells the true story of the Crowder family, whose two boys fought in the First World War.

The family, who now run the successful garden centre, Crowders of Horncastle, had kept all their son Robert’s letters written home from the front line.

Robert’s brother wrote his memoirs and his sister-in-law had kept an album of personal mementoes through her years as a VAD nurse in the local hospital.

Photo: Pauline Loven

Photo: Pauline Loven

Alongside the screenings, from November 8, The Collection is hosting a Centenary Stiches Exhibition, which tells the story of the making of the film.

It also gives and inside look into the original costumes and how “an international army of knitters” was created.

The film was produced with the help and support of those who donated through a Kickstarter funding campaign.

In response to the campaign to raise £2,000 towards the film production, donations totalling £2,721 were pledged.