The Impact of WW1 on the Wayland area

The Wayland Partnership Development Trust Heritage Group is holding a weekend of events over November 14th & 15th presenting their research so far on the impact of WWI specifically on the Wayland area. The project is funded by Heritage Lottery and will continue until April 2016. It will take place at Watton sports Centre, Dereham Road Watton.

The Impact Of WW1 On The Wayland Area

Dedication of Watton War Memorial 1920

The exhibition is designed to present information discovered by the village research teams, but also to attract interest from people who may have photos, documents and memories of those who served or lived through this momentous period in our history which will add to our knowledge.

As well as researching the roles of the men who served, we are especially interested in how the local farms and estates coped, what the role of women was, the experiences of our children, local attitudes to the war as it progressed, the wider impact on families, everyday life, and business and commerce. As well as village displays, we will have tableaux and re-enactments, cakes from WWI recipes made by the WI, knitting and crafts by the WI, children s dress up box and much more. Come and discover what life was like in this area in wartime.

In addition to the exhibition we have two ticket only events.

On Saturday 14th November at 7pm we have a talk by noted historian Neil Storey on the Great War in Norfolk. On Sunday 15th November we have a commemorative ceremony to remember all of the fallen of Wayland, which will include performance by Ashill Harmony Choir and Phoenix Pipes and Drums. Both events are free but limited to advance tickets only due to seating restrictions.

  • Exhibition opening times are: Saturday 14th November 11am 4.30pm; Sunday 15th November 10am to 1pm.

    Entry is free.

  • The talk by Neil Storey will begin at 7pm.
  • The Commemorative event will begin at 2pm.
  • For further information and to book tickets for the two events please telephone Wayland House on 01953 880202 or 880204 or e-mail [email protected]

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