Visit the links below to view websites and see resources where you can find out more about the First World War, war memorials, centenary commemorations and funding for centenary projects.
A number of books and booklets have been written about the communities of Bath and North East Somerset during the First World War. A short bibliography is included below. If you know of other relevant publications which could be added to this list please email with details.
No Thankful Village: The impact of the Great War on a group of Somerset villages by Chris Howell (published by Fickle Hill in 2002)
All Roads Lead to France: Bath and the Great War by Andrew Swift (published by Akeman Press in 2005)
In the Company of Heroes: A history of the men from the Radstock area who fought and died in the Great War by William Blanning (published by Fosseway Press, second revised edition 2014)
Aspects of WW1 Parts 1 and 2 - Around Keynsham and Saltford Past and Present (Special Centennial Edition of the Journal of the Keynsham & Saltford Local History Society Series 2, No. 14, 2014)
'Lest We Forget...': Aspects of the Great War in the Somerset Coalfield (published as a 'Five Arches Special Issue' by the Radstock, Midsomer Norton and District Museum Society, November 1998)
The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch by Harry Patch with Richard Van Emden (published by Bloomsbury Publishing in 2007)
Harry Patch 1898-2009 the last fighting Tommy - Combe Down Heritage Trail (published by Combe Down Heritage Society in 2014)
A Bath Church in World War One: Life in Manvers Street Baptist Church 1914-1919 by Eric Chandler (published by Open House Publications in 2014)
Bristol and the First World War (published in 2014 for the Great Reading Adventure by Bristol Cultural Development Partnership for 'Bristol 2014')
The Heritage Lottery Fund has a dedicated grant fund for projects and events with a World War One focus called 'First World War: Then and Now'. Grants of between £3,000-£10,000 are available to organisations for activities taking place up to 2019. The application process is relatively simple making it accessible to all, including applicants with no previous fundraising experience. An additional £4 million for this fund was announced in Summer 2015. Projects should demonstrate how people will get involved in local heritage and the HLF are especially keen to receive applications for projects that engage with 11-18 year olds.
For general information about local and national grant funds for arts projects visit the Bath & North East Somerset Council Arts Development external grant funding page. Information about organising public events in Bath and North East Somerset can be found on the Council's Events page.
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