We are delighted to invite community groups, local authorities and others with an interest in the First World War, to a series of free events across England to hear from volunteers and others about how communities have been commemorating the First World War. You will also have the chance to hear speakers from Civic Voice, Historic England, Imperial War Museums and War Memorials Trust. We hope you will be inspired to go back to your own community to identify and record the condition of your own memorials as the nation remembers the fallen 100 years on.
The centenary is a chance to understand more about the First World War, uncover its stories and explore what it means to us today and a series of events will be organised so we can “hear the stories” and review the past few years to see “how communities have remembered the fallen”.
We invite you to attend a free event near to you in:
- Stockport, 7th February 2018 – Register here
- Coventry, 19th March 2018 – Register here
- Chelmsford, 24th April 2018 – Register here
- Canterbury, 16th May 2018 – Register here
- Winchester, 1st June 2018 – Register here
- Newcastle, 6th June 2018 – Register here
- Derby, 1st August 2018 – Register here
- Wakefield, 20th September 2018 – Register here
If you have yet to engage in the commemoration, please do attend these events as it will be your chance to see how others, in the final year of the centenary are remembering the former members of their community.
After the event, you too can make a difference by making sure your local war memorial is protected for future generations by getting it listed and added to War Memorials Online.
If you would like more information on any of the above, please do get in touch with Civic Voice here.
War Memorials Condition Survey Toolkit
If you can’t attend a workshop, Civic Voice has created a toolkit to allow you to learn how to survey the condition of your war memorials. The toolkit takes you through each step and also provides you with all the resources you need to complete a condition survey. See the toolkit here.