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Friends Ambulance Unit World War I online resource

The Library of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) are happy to announce a new digitisation project for the centenary of World War I. We have digitised approximately 2500 personnel cards for the Friends Ambulance Unit (1914-1919) and made them … Continue reading

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Red Cross volunteer records online

The British Red Cross are making the records of the 90,000 people who volunteered with them during the First World War available online at http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War This developing resource let’s you see the details of volunteers from a particular location or … Continue reading

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Community engagement training for WWI projects

Wiltshire at War: Community Stories http://wiltshireatwar.org.uk will be running an ‘Approaches to Community Engagement in WWI Projects’ training session at the following venues across Wiltshire:- • Wednesday 15 October, 2:00—4:30pm, Malmesbury Town Hall • Tuesday 21 October, 2:00—4:30pm, The Rifles … Continue reading

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British Library WW1

An additional resource has been added in our links section. The British Library’s new dedicated World War One page has a vast array of exclusive articles, images and scans of original letters and manuscripts form the conflict. You can also … Continue reading

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Godolphin School 1914-18

Godolphin School 1914-1918 What would it be like to step back in time to an era that changed the world and read what the people where thinking? If they had access to the sorts of technology we have at our … Continue reading

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Warning for those using original gas masks and helmets

For those of you involved in events using original gas masks and helmets please follow the link below for advice issued by the Health and Safety Executive around the risks from asbestos. Of particular relevance for First World War projects … Continue reading

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100 free Maney Publishing articles

To commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, 100 articles from the Maney Publishing archive are available to download for free in July and August 2014. Visit http://www.maneyonline.com/page/ww1 for full details Articles have been selected from … Continue reading

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Guide to engaging local communities

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have published a guide for communities planning First World War commemoration events. From finding events in your area to advice for organising your own commemorations, this First World War centenary programme toolkit … Continue reading

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War Memorials Trust Learning Programme

The War Memorials Trust runs a youth focused Learning Programme to help young people, learn about the history and significance of war memorial heritage, ensuring they have the skills and inspiration to continue to care for war memorials for another … Continue reading

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Westbury prepares to remember WW1

Westbury prepares to remember WW1 Exhibitions, specialist talks and even a replica trench will be helping Westbury people commemorate the start of the First World War. The town is planning a series of events with the help of community groups … Continue reading

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