This week we join the nation in commemorating Remembrance Sunday in memory of those who have given their lives and in support of anyone affected by military service and action.
9am – Kirsty and Mike from the Surrey History Centre explore artefacts telling the stories of local soldiers who fought in the Great War of 1914-1918. The Surrey History Centre’s project “Surrey in the Great War” has been set up to enable everyone to get involved in discovering the stories of families, community groups, towns, villages, schools and places of work. All contributions from local people are welcomed, not just their memories but also volunteers to help uncover archive sources. To find out more contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Surrey History Centre, 130, Goldsworth Road, Woking GU21 6ND 01483-518737
10am – Roy Selstrom is co-founder of Surrey Heath Veterans and Families Listening Project which was set up to support veterans as they make the transition into ‘Civvy Street’. Due to his own experiences Roy recognised the urgent need for appropriate assistance. The listening service aims to enhance and improve the quality of life of veterans and their families by providing sign posting to information and peer support across Surrey and Hampshire. http://shvflp.webplus.net
11am – Brian Smith joins us to consider the Great War poets and others who have written about war. Included will be Wilfred Owens, Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon, Philip Larkin and Henry Reed.
To access the names of those who gave their lives in WWI in your road in Surrey http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/nostalgia/search-commonwealth-war-graves-commission-7526788
To locate where bombs were dropped in London during WWII http://www.bombsight.org/#10/51.4634/-0.0666
Sunday 8th November
9am – 12noon