#swintonvc100

This September Swinton will be honouring the 100th anniversary of the awarding of the Victoria Cross to a son of the town, Thomas Norman Jackson. L/Cpr Jackson was described as the ‘Coldstream Guards Hero of the Canal du Nord’ receiving the military’s highest award for valiant action posthumously. Local schools are working on projects over the summer, there will be an exhibition in Swinton library, a celebratory concert on 26th September, a parade, service of thanksgiving & an act of remembrance will take place on 27th September. Tickets for the concert, which takes place at St Margaret’s Parish church, are now on sale at Swinton library priced £5. Performing will be South Yorkshire Police Band, Thurnscoe Harmonic MVC, Swinton Queen Primary Choir & Soloist Anna Corinne; interval refreshments are included. All proceeds will be donated to local good causes.