The Forum, Norwich, is launching a new exhibition celebrating the remarkable effort made by women across Norfolk on active service during the First World War.
The Forum, Norwich, is appealing for people to share their stories and memories of Norfolk women in the First World War who were either on active service or remaining strong on the Norfolk home-front. Thousands of Norfolk women had their lives completely transformed during the First World War. They proved their strength and bravery was essential to the war effort and beyond.
To mark the centenary of the Second Battle of Gaza (19 April 1917), The Forum in Norwich is hosting an exhibition to commemorate local soldiers who served in The Norfolk Regiment. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the exhibition opens on Tuesday 18 April and runs until Thursday 4 May 2017 in The Forum’s Gallery and inside the Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library, 10am – 4pm daily.
Pupils from Belfry Primary School attended Cromer War Memorial on Friday 10 March 2017 to lay a wreath to commemorate local soldiers who fell in the Battle of Gaza in April 1917.
Fifty pupils from the school have been researching soldiers from Overstrand and across North Norfolk with local military historian Neil Storey and Tim Bennet, author of Overstrand in the Great War.
The Forum, Norwich, is looking for volunteers to take part in a special research project between May – November 2017 on the role of Norfolk women on active service during the First World War. The research, which will consist of written work, talks and the co-creation of a project film will contribute to an exhibition which will open at The Forum on 4 November 2017.
The Forum, Norwich, appeals for stories about West Norfolk soldiers who fell in the Second Battle of Gaza, 17-19 April 1917, for its community First World War project.
An exhibition called ‘Finding the Fallen: The Battle of the Somme’ is on display in the Millennium Library at The Forum from 11-18 November 2016. The exhibition features research by supported learning students from City College Norwich and year 2 students from Norwich High School for Girls. It forms part of The Forum’s three year ‘Norfolk in the First World War: Somme to Armistice’ project honouring Norfolk’s First World War heroes.
The Forum, Norwich, has received £90,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its project, ‘Norfolk in the First World War: Somme to Armistice’. The project honours Norfolk’s WWI heroes and will run from September 2016 to November 2018.