Monthly Archives: March 2014

Research tells tale of First World War Leicestershire soldiers

The stories of fifteen Leicestershire soldiers have been unveiled on the website of the church where they once worshipped. Historical researcher Nigel Atter spent many hours finding out about the experience and fate of the men whose names appear on … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Blair Castle stages First World War Centenary exhibition

Blair castle, ancestral home of Scottish aristocrats the Dukes of Atholl, is staging an exhibition about the property’s role in the First World War. John Stewart-Murray, 7th Duke of Atholl and laird at the time of the outbreak of war in … Continue reading

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UK Centenary project requests ‘lights out’ on 4 August

Every household in Britain will be asked to turn out the lights at 11pm on 4 August to mark the Centenary of the First World War. The event makes reference a comment by Sir Edward Grey, UK foreign secretary in … Continue reading

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National Arboretum opens First World War Centenary trails

The UK’s National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire will launch its First World War Centenary trails on Saturday 29 March. The 2km Discovery Trail will give visitors to the Arboretum, which is part of The Royal British Legion family of charities, … Continue reading

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President Obama speaks at Flanders Fields Memorial, Belgium

US President Barack Obama has laid a wreath at the Flanders Fields Memorial in Belgium. Obama, Belgian King Philippe and Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo all placed wreaths. The king said in a speech: ‘Our countries have learned the … Continue reading

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Appeal for Lost Gardens of Heligan Centenary performance

Cornwall’s Lost Gardens of Heligan and Wildworks Theatre Company have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to sow a living stage made of poppies to mark the Centenary of the First World War. Heligan’s West Lawn has been ploughed … Continue reading

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War artist CRW Nevinson tops bill at London print sale

Black and white First World War studies by Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (British, 1889-1946) will be on sale at the Grosvenor School & Avant-Garde British Printmaking auction at Bonhams, New Bond Street on 15 April 2014. The top lot in … Continue reading

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