In 2014, a programme of commemoration marking the centenary of the First World War began in Richmond, as part of a wider national plan for remembrance. The Richmond First World War Stories project aimed to unearth stories that were previously untold.
Drawing on the valuable work conducted by community groups, local organisations and individuals in the Borough so far, the project gathered narratives from the fourteen villages of Richmond – Barnes, Hampton Wick, Hampton, Twickenham, St Margaret’s, Richmond, Ham & Petersham, East Sheen, Kew, Mortlake, Teddington, Whitton & Heathfield, Strawberry Hill and Hampton Hill.
The project is now in its final stage. Both a printed and digital output are in production to serve as an archive of Richmond’s WWI experience for the future. More information will be posted in due course, with the final outputs ready for spring 2019.
For more information on the Richmond First World War Stories project, please contact freelance project co-ordinator Jen Kavanagh at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0208 831 6451.
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