Useful contacts and links

Devon Remembers is co-ordinated by Devon County Council, but involves a range of organisations working across Devon.

BBC World War One for information about the BBC’s coverage of the First World War, information and interesting links.  See World War One at Home South West for the BBC’s local radio coverage of the Great War stories in the South West.

Devon Remembers Heritage Project gives local people an opportunity toDRHP explore the county’s First World War experience and tell new stories about life in Devon 100 years ago.  The project is run by the South West Heritage Trust as part of the Devon Remembers programme of First World War commemoration activities.  It is supporting at least 30 community projects and has an ambitious programme of events, activities relating to the arts, new research and the creation of an archive within the Devon Archives and the Local Studies Collection.

South West Heritage Trust and the Devon Heritage Centre – for information on archive and local history resources and community heritage projects commemorating the First World War.   SWHT logo - small

 

 

Devon Libraries – for information about local library branches, books, films and other resources available to borrow, and events. Have a look at the comprehensive First World War themed reading list which Devon Libraries have compiled. This includes fiction and non-fiction titles for adults and children.  The North Devon WW1 Stories blog page is compiled by Devon Libraries staff who work in the Local Studies Centre in Barnstaple together with Devon Archives and Local Studies Service and the North Devon Athenaeum. Read a new story each month about how North Devon people were involved in and influenced by WW1.

Devon Museums Group for information about events and activities taking place in local museums across Devon.

Exeter Cathedral  for information on commemoration and remembrance events.

Exeter City Council for information on First World War events and activities in Exeter.

Imperial War Museums plans for the centenary.  IWM WW1 centenary logoIf you have World War One artefacts, letters, mementoes and stories you would like to share with others, Lives of the First World War will provide an opportunity to share images of these precious memories.  1914.org has a national online calendar of events commemorating the Great War. 

Royal British Legion for information in your area and advice on war memorial restoration.  If you have a memory, story or dedication to a family member or local soldier who was lost during the war, Every Man Remembered a British Legion project working with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) to commemorate each of the 1.1million men and women from across the Commonwealth who lost their lives during the First World War.

Plymouth City Council’s war memorials page. Details of Plymouth Remembers events.

 

 

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