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Find out about First World War centenary commemorative events and projects happening in your area in 2014 - 2018. Send us details of events and projects in the area between the Tyne and Tees that you would like to publicise on this website.

Hunting the Hun website
Hunting the Hun: WW1 and the German Communities in the North East
  • Community and volunteer project
  • Educational project

‘Hunting the Hun’ is a community heritage project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Although officially finished…

Universities at War webpage
Universities at War
  • Community and volunteer project

Universities at War is a project to tell the lost stories of Newcastle and Durham University students, alumni…

Historical display at Brandon British Legion
Brandon British Legion Display
  • Community and volunteer project

When their cellar relocated to a more convenient location, nearer to the bar, the Brandon British Legion were…

Brandon Poppy Bench:With thanks to Julie O'Connor
Brandon and Byshottles First World War Commemoration

Young people from Brandon Carrside Community Centre having been working with older people from their community to commemorate…

identity on tyne's Beyond the Western Front project
Presence: A Call for Poets/Writers

  Presence A multi-media project in the North-East England funded by Arts Council England Coordinated by identity on…

Washington War Memorial
Washington Men at the Somme
  • Online
  • Community and volunteer project

A commemorative film from Lonely Tower Film & Media and Wessington U3A, telling the story of Washington and its sacrifice during the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

Unknown Somme Soldier
Unknown Somme Soldier

In summer 1916, whilst the Battle of the Somme was raging less than 10 miles away, some DLI soldiers had their photographs taken in a French village. But who were they? What battalions were they from? This project aims to find out.

Website: The Fallen of Southwest County Durham
The Fallen Servicemen of Southwest County Durham

ABOUT THIS WEBSITE | The Fallen Servicemen of Southwest County Durham St. Helen’s Auckland, West Auckland, Etherley/Toft Hill,…

Cornforth History 1914-1918 logo
Cornforth History
  • Cornforth
  • Community and volunteer project

Researching men named on the Cornforth and Tursdale war memorials

Victoria Cross commemorative stones at the DLI Museum
Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone Project
  • Community partnership

About the seven stones that will be unveiled in County Durham in 2015 - 2018

Tyneside Irish Brigade Association

The Tyneside Irish Brigade Association has been set up to remember the men of 24th, 25th, 26th and…

Wheatley Hill History Club WW1 interactive map
Wheatley Hill History Club’s WW1 Interactive Map
  • Community and volunteer project

The map shows the story of every street in this mining community 100 years ago


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