As part of the ongoing First World War centenary events, 2017 has been designated as the year of the home front.
Herefordshire First World War Centenary Committee and Herefordshire Council are holding an open day called 'the family at war’ to give people the opportunity to come up with ideas of events and activities that could take place in Herefordshire to commemorate the incredible contribution to the war effort of 'ordinary' people in 2017.
The event is being held at the Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre on May 7 and we invite community groups, schools, uniform clubs and anyone with an interest in commemorating the centenary to join us and help.
The open day will include information about existing projects, resources that are available for communities thinking about developing a home front project or event, and information about funding opportunities to inspire community centenary projects.
Mike Smart, vice chair of the First World War Centenary Committee is keen to ensure as many people from Herefordshire are involved in centenary activity as possible;
“The focus on the home front during 2017 offers something for everyone. This really is our opportunity to recognise what ordinary people did during an extraordinary time in our history”.
Anyone who can’t make it on the day, but would like to find out more or suggest ideas, please visit the First World War Centenary Committees Facebook page: www.facebook.com/FWWCC
The event is being held on Saturday May 7 at the Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre, Fir Tree Lane, Rotherwas, Hereford, HR2 6LA from 10am until 4pm. Further information can also be found on www.herefordshire.gov.uk/fwwc
We really look forward to seeing you and hearing your ideas.