Tilney All Saints project to honour war dead a century on
Tilney All Saints History Group open day
Published: Lynn News Thursday 12 October 2017
Village historians and local school children have joined forces for a new project to commemorate the men of their community who fell in the First World War.
The project between the Tilney All Saints History Group and the village’s primary school will culminate with an exhibition and memorial next spring.
And organisers have appealed for anyone who can help with the to get in touch.
History group secretary June Mitchell said: “We would welcome any stories, memorabilia or photos about the First World War and Tilney All Saints, so that they may be recorded and remembered for the .”
The project, which was launched at the history group’s autumn event at the village hall on Saturday, aims to tell the stories of the 13 men from the village who were killed in the conflict, as well as what life was like for those left behind at home.
Pupils from the school, which had a separate launch event last Friday, displayed their initial work at the event, with three youngsters also addressing visitors on what they had found out so far and what they hope to achieve during the rest of the project.
A two-day exhibition of the research findings is scheduled to take place in the parish church in late March, with a memorial service taking place there on April 19.
Meanwhile, the History Group is also seeking expressions of interest in a project that could see a village version of the medieval Domesday Book produced in 2020.
Visitors were invited to mark their homes on maps of roads in the village to indicate if they are interested in taking part in the initiative, which is being led by the group’s chairman, Tricia McCarron.
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.