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 - Remembrance Day
To mark the centenary of the Armistice, a special compilation of images of local men who served in WW1 has been published. The background music is entitled Remembrance Day.
Award for Trentham World War One Project
In September, Trentham World War One Project won the commuity group category of the Sentinel 2018 Our Heroes Awards, in recognition of its contribution to the local history of the Great War.
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. A few copies of the DVD are available for£5. Please use the contact form to order a copy.
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.