Maldon: Great War stories needed for centenary project

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Stories of life in the district during the First World War will be used in a remembrance project Stories of life in the district during the First World War will be used in a remembrance project

Residents with memories of living during the First World War or those whose relatives have passed down stories from the era are invited to take part in a research project.

Essex County Council has recruited volunteers to collate stories for use in the project Now the Last Poppy has Fallen, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Great War on August 4 next year.

Bella D’Arcy Reed is looking for stories from the Maldon area and Caroline Whalley is researching Burnham stories.

Contact Bella on 01621 892737 or email belladarcy@accessiblegardens.org.uk

Caroline can be contacted on 01621 785845 or cwandmjr@tiscali.co.uk

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6:45pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Jack222 says...

'Residents with memories of living during the First World War'

Hmm. So WW1 ended 1918, residents would be lucky to remember anything before aged what - say eight? So how many local residents are aged around 105?
'Residents with memories of living during the First World War' Hmm. So WW1 ended 1918, residents would be lucky to remember anything before aged what - say eight? So how many local residents are aged around 105? Jack222

4:02pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Caroline S says...

My next door neighbour who died last year recalled being bombed in Frinton in WW1. He lived to 97, rest his soul, a wonderful man.
There are lots of sprightly old folk round here, the sea air preserves them marvellously. Even though they can't remember the Great War themselves they would have had parents, uncles, aunts, cousins etc who fought and shared their stories when they came home, or they may have letters etc.
We should cherish the older generation and the wisdom they can share before it is lost forever.
My next door neighbour who died last year recalled being bombed in Frinton in WW1. He lived to 97, rest his soul, a wonderful man. There are lots of sprightly old folk round here, the sea air preserves them marvellously. Even though they can't remember the Great War themselves they would have had parents, uncles, aunts, cousins etc who fought and shared their stories when they came home, or they may have letters etc. We should cherish the older generation and the wisdom they can share before it is lost forever. Caroline S

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