Lest we Forget – a talk on the story of the All saints Worcester war memorial

aswm Published Wednesday, 26th October 2016

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service are inviting people to a talk about the intriguing story behind a typical community war memorial.

There are war memorials in every town and village, and in many cases numerous memorials. How was it decided what to do, what form they would take, how would they be funded and who would be included?

Within the archives in The Hive are the minutes of a war memorial committee for a Worcester parish, All Saints, which tells the fascinating story about how this community went about creating their memorial after the end of WWI.

The talk will also look at some of the men whose names are recorded, included VC winner Frederick Dancox.

Paul Hudson, Outreach manager, said: "There is a story behind every war memorial, not just of the men whose names are recorded by the community who organised its creation. In the talk we'll look at this particular memorial through the archives left behind."

The talk will take place at The Hive on Wednesday 9 November at 7.30pm

Places are £5 and need to be booked in advance. Bookings can be made via http://www.thehiveworcester.org/explore-the-past-events.html

For more information email explorethepast@worcestershire.gov.uk or ring 01905 7663352