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World War One Centenary links

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.

National websites

Local and regional websites

Learning and teaching websites

Local publications

Funding for projects

National websites - Imperial War Museum centenary website

Centenary News

BBC World War One website

Lives of the First World War

First World War Centenary - Government website (battlefields and history guide) (family history research guide) - multimedia history of World War One

Home Front Legacy (recording World War One sites in UK)

Historypin (portal for listing UK World War One projects)

Never Such Innocence (commemorating the men and women of the Great War)

Remember WW1 volunteering campaign

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Living Memory project - Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Unremembered - commemorating the labour forces of WW1

Passchendaele at Home - commemorating soldiers buried in UK

War Memorials Trust

War Memorials Online

Civic Voice War Memorials Campaign

The Victoria Cross Trust

Shot at Dawn - list of soldiers executed by the British Army in World War One

The Western Front Association

Royal British Legion World War One Centenary projects

Royal British Legion Jutland 100 toolkit

White Feather Diaries - Quakers' Conscientious Objectors project

'The Men Who Said No'  - Peace Pledge Union project

Living Legacies 1914-1918 (a resource for community and academic researchers) 

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Local and regional websites

WW1 centenary events calendar for Bath and North East Somerset

Oldfield Park Junior School war memorial project

Peasedown St John war memorial project 

War Memorials of Bath

Goldies 'Our Heritage in Songs and Memories' project

Bath Ancestors Database (Bath Record Office)

Historical Bath - historic film clips and images on a local map

Bath and North East Somerset Libraries World War One web page

Bath Abbey archives - World War 1 stories

Bath War Hospital

Somerset Remembers

Devon Remembers

Wiltshire World War One resources

Wiltshire World War One blog

100 Stories: Exploring Swindon's WW1 Past

Corsham Commemorates

Bristol 2014 (World War One centenary project)

Swindon in the Great War

100 Stories: Exploring Swindon's WW1 Past

Home of Our Delight (Mells project)

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Education resources

War Memorials Trust Learning Programme

BBC Schools World War One website

Imperial War Museum Lives of the First World War KS3 teachers' hub

Guardian website resources for Remembrance and war poetry

TES World War one resources

Never Such Innocence (World War One centenary education initiatives and competitions for young people) 

Remember 1917 (competitions and project ideas for Key Stage 3)

School Battlefield Tours programme

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Publications about the local area in World War One 

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')

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Funding for centenary projects and events

First World War: Then and Now

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 First World War projects seeking grants of more than £10,000 the Heritage Lottery Fund Our Heritage, Young Roots and Heritage Grants programmes may be applicable. 

Some World War One centenary grant funds are time-limited or for specific projects.  These include grants offered for research and conservation by the War Memorials Trust and Big Ideas Company

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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