Bottesford Parish 1st World War Centenary Project

Proposed activities and events

Look out for the Project Launch in September 2014. Dates and venues for community events will be announced as soon as possible.

Bottesford Squad Mobilisation 1914
August 2014 – September 2016
Year 1 (Autumn 2014 – 2015)
‘Mobilising’ – people and memory
  • project launch meeting including if possible period brass band music (Muston Brass Ensemble)
  • monthly project coordination meetings,  volunteer recruitment and  training
  • upgrade website and online catalogue
  • conserve the Chapel Roll of Honour
  • research biographies of those listed on the Bottesford and Muston war memorials (40 killed of the approximately 220 who served)
  • research biographies of those who served (approximately 180 who survived),
  • record and transcribe family and local memories
  • collect and record on-line catalogue entries for local memorabilia (eg., photographs, letters and objects, news reports and obituaries  from Bottesford and Muston reported in local newspapers 1914-1918)

Plan and draft  book:

  • ‘Bottesford and Muston War First World War Memorial Biographies’,

1st exhibition  ‘Mobilising the Parish’

  • ‘Meet local volunteers’- Heritage Walk (Scouts)
  • ‘Home comfort boxes’ display (Guides)

Re-enact:

  • ‘muffled’ commemorative bell peal (Bottesford Bell Ringers)
  •  WW1 song and music  concert  (U3A Vale of Belvoir Choir)

Publish

  • WW1 local heritage trail (Scouting movement)
  • 1st Belvoir High School WW1 newsletter using reports and obituaries from Bottesford and Muston reported in local newspapers, 1914-1918
  • bi-annual project update bulletins and noticeboard displays
  • regular facebook posts and twitter feeds
  • web page biographies of those named on the Bottesford and Muston war memorials
  • book – ‘Bottesford and Muston War First World War Memorial  Biographies’
  • web page biographies of the 220 who served fro Bottesford and Muston
Year 2 (Autumn 2015 – 2016)
‘Bottesford at the front and at home’
  • monthly project coordination meetings and  volunteer recruitment
  • display and rededicate the Chapel Roll of Honour
  • provide resources for the Bottesford Primary School’s WW1 learning unit
  • assist in organising the Bottesford Primary School ‘WW1 Activities Day’
  • research biographies of those who served
  • produce ‘Bottesford Primary School First World War Memories’ collected and illustrated by Bottesford Primary School KS2 pupils, including recordings of family and local memories
  • collect and record on-line catalogue entries for local memorabilia (eg., photographs, letters and objects)
  • research front line and home front activity (using newspaper archives and local school and parish records)

2nd exhibition   ‘Front line and home front life’

Re-enact

  • WW1 events at the May Bank Holiday Bottesford Fete,

Muston flower festival and WW1 Brass Concert   ‘Peace and Commemoration’

  • organising a re-enactment of a fund raising WW1 Brass Band Concert at Muston (Muston Brass Ensemble)

Publish:

  • bi-annual project update bulletins and notice board displays, regular facebook posts and twitter feeds,
  • web page biographies of the 184 named on the Bottesford WW1 Service List,
  • 5 thematic web site sections on ‘Life on the Home Front’
  • local employment and education
  • entertainment and fund raising
  • health and illness
  • food and welfare
  • commemoration and remembrance
  • 2nd Belvoir High School WW1 newsletter,
  • book – ‘First World War Memories’ (Bottesford Primary School)
For information

Please contact the Project Coordinator

David Middleton

email bottesfordww1centenary@gmail.com

telephone 01949842215

This page was added on 13/02/2014.

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