World War 1 Project

Bringing it Back Home: Remembering the First World War

Our local project looking at the impact of the First World War on the people of Benwell and Scotswood is now underway.

We are keen to involve local children in finding out about how the War affected this area. In autumn 2014 about fifty children from Bridgewater Primary School worked with the historical drama group Time Bandits to find out what the War meant for local families. This culminated in a performance for parents at the school where the children acted out true stories about the impact of the War.

There will also be a variety of activities for adults, including  a concert and a major exhibition at St James’, a heritage trail of sites linked to the First World War, and special events and visits.

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