HISTORY MAKERS – Looking back

January 19, 201611:55 amFebruary 8, 2016 1:50 pm

The HISTORY MAKERS PROJECT has created a digital archive of local people’s family connections to the First World War. We have been delighted by the response by participants and overwhelmed by the interest locally and nationally since the website went live. This project began in autumn 2014 with students from Mary Webb School filming interviews with […]


From the Baltic to Burwarton

January 19, 20169:34 amMarch 7, 2016 2:15 pm

Big Wood, Castle Covert, Ditton Enclosure, Old Lodge Coppice, The Moat, and Woolers Wood … what might have hauled the timber from these woods in Burwarton, Shropshire into the Front Line of the First World War? In 1913 90% of the nation’s timber requirements were imported. Why was wood a strategic material? It literally propped […]

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