Bishampton History Society is embarking on a two year project to discover the impact the First World War had on its local community – Bishampton, The Great War and its impact on a rural Worcestershire community – has been fortunate in attracting Heritage Lottery Fund funding to provide resources to complete the project by November 2016.
Extending the research on the soldiers who served in the First World War as part of the village’s war memorial restoration completed last year, the society will be involving the local community in discovering memories, documents and artefacts which give an insight into how Bishampton’s residents were affected and coped while their menfolk were away.
A programme of community events, local and out-of-area research, interviews, display, publications, training and commemorative initiatives are planned which will enrich the whole community and provide a valuable resource for both the village, the region and the country for years to come.
If you have any artefacts of memories to share for the project contact Mike Rickard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01386 462037, or Charles Rigg at email@example.com or 01386 462336.
Turn to the Bishampton Bertie page to see information about forthcoming and ongoing events as part of these projects.
And also to the Those That Served page as part of the Projects section.