Autumn 17 Report

Project to put Tilney All Saints village in the history books

Tilney All Saints History Group and village school children launch a joint project to remember local people.

Published:     Your Local Paper    Friday 13 October 2017      Picture: Kevin Elfleet.

 

Two new projects launched in TiIney All Saints hope to tell stories of the village from bygone years. 

 

Tilney All Saints History Group and children from the village primary school have joined forces to ensure sacrifices made by local people during the First World War will not be forgotten. 

 

At a special event last Saturday, children gave readings about local serviceman who had died in the conflict and there were war-themed school displays. 

 

Over the next six months, the children hope to research 13 men from the village who were killed in action. 

 

They will also take a look at what life was like for those left at home and how servicemen and families are being supported today. 

 

Their study will culminate in a two-day exhibition next March 23 and 24 and a memorial service led by the children on April 19.

 

These events will be at Tilney All Saints Church.  History group members and the school would like to hear from residents with stories to tell, also memorabilia or photographs about the village during wartimes. 

Meanwhile, the group hopes to create a modern take on the Domesday Book as there was no mention of the village in the original documentation.

 

Anyone who can help with the First World War project can contact the school by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phoning 01553 828209.

 

Alternatively, email the history group at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01553827216.