Lieutenant-Colonel Philip E Bent, DSO VC

Philip Bent was killed in action in the First World War on 1st October 1917 and was awarded the Victoria Cross. On 1st October 2017, a commemorative service was held in Ashby de la Zouch and a specially carved stone was unveiled. At the request of Ashby Museum, Pudding Bag Productions made this short film about the ceremony and the life of Philip Bent.


Ann Ayre Hely, a Crimean War Nurse from Ravenstone, Leicestershire

Ann Ayre Hely


Ann Ayre Hely was born Ann Ayre Bradshaw in Ravenstone, Leicestershire. After the death of her husband she volunteered in 1855 to go out to the East to nurse the sick and injured soldeirs of the Crimean War.

In 1897, at the age of 78, she was awarded the Royal Red Cross medal for nursing military personnel.

Ann has now been awarded a Leicestershire County Council Green Plaque. Many thanks to everyone who voted for her.

More news here when we know when the plaque will be installed.



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East Midlands Heritage Awards 2017

Heritage awards photo

We are very proud to have been shortlisted in the category "Totally Voluntary" and to have been awarded a Runner Up certificate for our project "Quick Flicks".

Quick Flicks

As part of Ashby Arts Festival 2017 another set of entertaining short films from
award-winning Heritage Group of the Year PUDDING BAG PRODUCTIONS
The 2017 films can be viewed online by going to this page

Past Quick Flicks films can be viewed on line:
Our latest publication, a book about Ann Ayre Hely, the Crimean War Nurse from Ravenstone, Leicestershire, is out now.
More information here.

Read more about our projects, current and past HERE.

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