BRINGING HOME THE COST OF WORLD WAR ONE
2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. One of our congregation, Colin, set about discovering the stories behind each of the names of the soldiers on the War Memorial in St George’s. His research paints a vivid picture of life in Frankwell 100 years ago and of these lost lives. In the course of his work Colin uncovered more men who are not listed on our Memorial but for whom there is a clear Frankwell connection.
In the weeks prior to 11th November 2018 we released brief biographical details of these people each day on social media, using the hashtag #FrankwellFallen. Many local businesses and residents displayed posters, each one remembering one of the 94. A number of these posters were in the homes that the Frankwell Fallen lived in.
On Saturday 10th November an exhibition took place to display our research. Many came along and were amazed at the way that these 94 men were no longer names on a list but real people, with real families, who lived and worked where we live and work today.
We are delighted that all of Colin’s research is now freely available for you to download.
Click this link to download the Frankwell Fallen research. The link will take you to pCloud (a file storage website) where you can read and download the 29MB pdf file.
Did you take photographs of Frankwell Fallen?
We would like to gather together photographs from Frankwell Fallen. Perhaps photos of posters on display in homes and businesses. Maybe photos of our vigil on Frankwell island. By gathering these together we can keep a record of the way that Frankwell community gathered together to remember the pain, sacrifice and loss of WW1.
Please follow this link to upload photos for us to store and use.
(The link will take you to a page where you can upload files to pCloud, a secure file storage, backup and sharing system similar to Dropbox.)