The Trentham World War One project began in June 2014 as the centenary of the start of the Great War approached.
The original aim was to research the 17 names on the local war memorial and to hold an Act of Remembrance on 11 November 2014.
During 2015 the researchers gathered information about life in Trentham in the decade between 1911 and 1921 and found out more about the development of the war memorial.
In early 2016 we worked with a local school on a project to investigate the Hem Heath area of Trentham 100 years ago and in collaboration with Prof Ray Johnson produced a film, entitled Letters to Hem Heath. A presentation A Snapshot of Hem Heath was produced for a community event
Local families and landmark buildings from the time of the First World War have been researched and the information turned into information panels which can be found under the People and Places tabs.
STOP PRESS - Trentham World War One Project was surprised to be nominated in the group category of The Sentinel 2018 Local Heroes Awards.
The project recently produced a film with Ray Johnson MBE. It is entitled Trentham Remembered - a Conversation with the Past and aims to portray life on the home front, as seen through the eyes of the vicar. DVDs of the film are now available for purchase and cost £5. Please use the contact form if you want more information.
A presentation about Archdeacon Malcolm Graham, based on his reminiscences, is included on the DVD, but is now also available on the Peoples tab.
Trentham Heritage Open Day
The project is teaming up with Trentham Church and the Mausoleum for a heritage open day on Saturday 15th September. There will be films and displays inside and outside the Church and Mausoleum. There will also be a guided walk around the old Trentham village.
A filmed version of the walk was made by students at Trentham High School. Length: 19 minutes
If you want to know more or would like to be involved in any aspects of this project, please use the contact form.
The project has a Facebook page for sharing items of interest.