Heritage Lottery Fund awards £8,400 to The Fovant Badges Society to mark First World War Centenary

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The Fovant Badges Society has just received £8,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its ‘World War One Education Project’. Awarded through HLF’s First World War: then and now programme – part of the Government’s First World War Centenary Programme – the project, led by members of the Society, seeks to widen the appeal of the badges by re-imagining them as a ‘window’ onto Britain’s history in the C20th.

The project will produce interactive media describing the history of Fovant First World War Army Camp and its impact on the Wiltshire village of Fovant and the subsequent history of the badges with the intention that this will be made available to schools to better inform the Centenary Programme.

Working with the University of Southampton, a one day symposium on the subject of “War, Landscape and Memory” is planned for May 7 2014 to be held at The Salisbury and SouthWiltshireMuseum.

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