National Lottery support for Gwent Western Front Association project to mark First World War Armistice Centenary
Gwent branch of the Western Front Association has received £7,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project, ‘Journey’s End’, in Newport. The project will focus on those who returned from the war to Newport, either as killed, wounded or demobilised after the armistice..
Three local primary schools will use research materials to prepare performances to be given at St Woolos Cathedral in November 2018.
On Saturday 10th November 2018, a public commemoration event will be held at the Cathedral, with stalls, re-enactors, film, music and talks.
To commemorate the importance of St Woolos hospital as a military hospital during the Great War a ceramic plaque will be unveiled at the hospital.
Tours of St Woolos Cemetery, where many of those who died after returning to Britain with serious wounds are buried, will take place throughout 2018.
A plaque will also be unveiled at the Newport home of Annie Brewer, one of the most highly decorated nurses of the Great War.
Information gathered will be digitally recorded and an on-line interactive archive will be created where everyone can access and contribute information.
We are very keen to include as many groups and individuals from around Gwent as possible in our project. If you would like to be involved, please contact us.
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