Alan Griffin’s “Lest We Forget” is available from the Southam Heritage Collection at Tithe Place Community Rooms, High Street, Southam CV47 0HB for £8.75. (P&P £1.75) – please make cheques payable to Southam Heritage Collection. You can also order and pay online (or instore) using your credit/debit card by clicking on this link.

Or email southamheritage@hotmail.com if you are purchasing from overseas or call Linda Doyle on 01926 814214 for more details.

Alan Griffin is a Southam man born and bred although he now lives in Leamington Spa. However Alan has always had a keen interest in local history ever since his childhood days when his parents owned the Windmill on Welsh Road. Some years ago Alan realised that there was no comprehensive history of the Southam men who rallied to the cause in 1914 – 18 for King and Country and who paid the ultimate price. Alan was determined to research the history of those men and document it in a suitable format. The result was the book of which the cover is shown opposite.

Alan not only conducted many hundreds of hours into researching many different archive sources but also paid for the printing and publishing of the book himself as a tribute to the fallen. Alan has donated copies of “Lest We Forget” to the Heritage Collection to sell to help with its funds. Copies are available from Tithe Place for £8.95 with all proceeds going to the Collection. In addition to copies of the book Alan has also donated his research records for the book to the Collection.