Tag Archives: First World War

1,600 trees and counting: Somerset Wood organisers say thank you

The first phase of Somerset Wood tree planting is now complete, with organisers thanking volunteers for their “extraordinary” response. More than 200 volunteers have given up their time to get involved in the project that will create a lasting, living memorial to the 11,281 Somerset residents who lost their lives in the First World War. […]

Get Online at Somerset libraries

Somerset libraries will be helping even more people ‘Get Online’ this October as part of a national annual event. This will be the library service’s biggest ever participation in Get Online Week (13-18 October) following significant investment in the public access computers (the People’s Network) which were upgraded during the summer. This year there will […]

Living History First World War Day at the Museum of Somerset

Visitors to the Museum of Somerset in Taunton can travel back in time next weekend at a themed day dedicated to the First World War. On Sunday 21 September, from 10.00 am–5.00 pm, visitors can take part in a range of family-friendly activities including object handling and living history. The day is part of Somerset […]

Discover Taunton’s First World War Sites as New Town Tours are Launched

The Museum of Somerset is offering guided tours around Taunton’s First World War-related sites as part of the centenary project ‘Somerset Remembers’. Led by volunteers, the tours take in sites such as the Vivary Park War Memorial, Jellalabad Barracks and St Mary Magdalene Church, as well as Castle Green, Shire Hall and the Municipal Buildings. […]

First World War Exhibition Opens at the Museum of Somerset

An exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War opens at the Museum of Somerset this weekend. ‘Somerset Remembers the First World War’ opens on Saturday 26 July and tells the story of how the county was affected by the events of 1914 – 1918 and how people have remembered […]

Somerset people invited to share stories of the First World War

Somerset people are being invited to share stories of the First World War as part of the lottery-funded Somerset Remembers project. In the year that marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the war, the project has launched an Online Community Archive where people can share the photographs, letters and stories which have been […]

Workshops launched on how to research the First World War

Are you researching an ancestor who served in the First World War? Do you want to know more about the contribution your community made to the war effort? During May the Somerset Heritage Centre in Taunton is offering two workshops on how to research the First World War. If you want to find out more […]