Barnham Broom and Upper Yare Group of Parishes

The Remembrance Project 2018


Many men and women served and gave their lives in the two world wars so that future generations could live in freedom and peace. Within the parishes of our group, at least 150 names are carved on our war memorials and over time many of these people have been forgotten as their families have moved away. The Remembrance Project aims to bring their memory back to life, in finding out more about each individual: their lives, families, friends and death, often in a foreign field. Some of these stories have already been recorded, but more needs to be done. Volunteers are needed to ‘adopt a name’ from one of the war memorials and find out more about that person, and write a short story of their life.  The intention is to preserve each life story, in time for the national centenary marking the end of the First World War.


Each Village in the Group has its own Remembrance plans. This project does not aim to replace that, but to contribute to it, in collaboration with local Parish Councils


The stories will also be shared with the Norfolk in World War I Project the National Remembrance Project, British Legion and Imperial War Museum. The pictures below show just a few of the local men who went off to fight, sometimes photographed with their loved ones before leaving, never to return. 


If you would like to volunteer to be part of this project, please see the information section and complete the attached form or email or phone 01362 858021