CEES World War 1 Project

ww1 displayTo commemorate the centenary of the start of World War I in 1914, Stibbington Centre embarked on a project based around the local area and community.

 

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, with the aid of volunteers, research was carried out into the heritage of Stibbington’s former school and its local village community in 1914-18. Investigations were carried out with the use of school registers, log books, parish records, census data, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and military records.


Local families were invited to contribute information and material relating to any ancestors living in the area during the war.
Research material was then used to develop an exhibition, presented at two open days in Stibbington Centre, to share the project with the local community.


On Friday 12th December 2014, some 204 children, teachers and helpers from local schools attended for a day of activities, using the exhibition and other resources.


On Saturday 13th December 2014, the Centre was open to visitors. They were invited to view the exhibition and to take part in activities that turned the clock back to re-create life on the Home Front at Christmas time 1914.


Educational resources were produced for schools to accompany the open days and a series of articles shared the project with the wider community.


The following pages reproduce the content of our exhibition, from the effects on everyday life on the Home Front to the devastating effects on local families.


Our display pays tribute to the following local families:

 

Stibbington & Wansford

Hazelby

Eassom

Mould

Crane

Woodward

Waternewton

Sampson

Brown

Richards

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FAMILIES

 

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