Centenary News in Brief: 21st - 28th March 2014

Posted on centenarynews.com on 27 March 2014
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Centenary News in brief this week includes: a call for information from South Africa; news of Age Exchange's open day for its Centenary project; an appeal for photos by the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum; and details about Lady Haig's Poppy Factory in Edinburgh.


Call for information

An MA student at the University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, has made a request for information about the city of Durban and the Province of Natal and their links to the First World War.

If you have any information, photographs, stories or documents which may be relevant, please contact Renato.


Children of the Great War Open Day

Age Exchange will be holding its Children of the Great War Open Day at Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice on Wednesday 9th April 2014 between 11.00am - 4.00pm.

Members of the public are invited to share stories and objects inherited from family members who were alive during the conflict. They may have fought on the frontline, or worked on the Home Front. Stories and memorabilia from around the world are welcomed.

The objects and information will be recorded and photographed for Age Exchange’s Centenary project in partnership with the University of Oxford and the Heritage Lottery Fund, which aims to preserve stories from the First World War for future generations.

Further information is available here.


Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum seeks First World War photos

The Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum in Caernarfon is looking for photos of soldiers of Fusiliers who served in the First World War.

The museum plans to display each man’s name on a screen on the Centenary of his death. More than 10,400 soldiers of the RWF were killed in the conflict, and the museum is calling for any family photos which can be included in the project.

If you would like more information, or think you may have a photograph you would like to share, please email the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum.


Lady Haig Poppy Factory

The Lady Haig Poppy Factory in Edinburgh, Scotland, is a supported business responsible for all aspects of manufacture for the annual Scottish Poppy Appeal.

It produces thousands of poppy wreaths every year, and is producing special commemorative wreaths to mark the Centenary. The Lady Haig Poppy Factory only employs disabled ex-servicemen and “all money raised beyond our costs is passed to our sister organisation, Poppyscotland and used for charitable purposes”.

Further information is available here.

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News