Burnham residents to mark 100 years since the First World War began

August marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War

August marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War

First published in News

An exhibition chronicling Burnham during the First World War is to be created to mark the centenary of the outbreak of war.

Burnham town councillors discussed how they could be involved and work alongside Churches Together, Burnham on Crouch and District Museum and the Royal British Legion.

Councillors agreed to look into holding a joint exhibition with the museum that could be held at the council chamber, and to get involved with the churches, which are planning a remembrance service.

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10:10am Tue 28 Jan 14

Jack222 says...

I appreciate and understand the war - but I think burn out will occur with many people if we get the next four years continually detailing commemorations of it.

And my grandfather fought throughout it, and my wife lost two great uncles, and both my parents were permanently invalided from service tin the following one...
I appreciate and understand the war - but I think burn out will occur with many people if we get the next four years continually detailing commemorations of it. And my grandfather fought throughout it, and my wife lost two great uncles, and both my parents were permanently invalided from service tin the following one... Jack222
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6:58pm Tue 28 Jan 14

John Whittingdale says...

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to the poor
Politicians hide themselves away They only started the war Why should they go out to fight? They leave that role to the poor John Whittingdale
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3:32am Wed 29 Jan 14

There Abouts says...

I don't know who's responsible for the above photo but, judging by the helmet, it would appear to be depicting an American serviceman. They were not involved at the outbreak of the First World War, the United States' entry came in April 1917. Also, the haircut and rifle are not authentic for the period.
I don't know who's responsible for the above photo but, judging by the helmet, it would appear to be depicting an American serviceman. They were not involved at the outbreak of the First World War, the United States' entry came in April 1917. Also, the haircut and rifle are not authentic for the period. There Abouts
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